• Welcome to Mr. Roland's Class 8th grade Social Studies!
     
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    Syllabus: 
    In grade 8, students study the history of the United States from the age of exploration and
    colonization to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. This course allows students to take a closer look at a
    particular segment of history and gives them a different perspective than other social studies courses.
    Students will examine the full scope of Early American history including the American Revolution and
    writing of the Constitution, the early Republic and the Age of Jackson, Westward Expansion, and the
    rise of sectionalism before the course culminates with the Civil War and Reconstruction. We will also
    examine the Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens as laid out by the U.S. Constitution at the end of the
    school year. Course instruction is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which
    include the following concepts as they relate to United States history: geography, economies,
    government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, and society. This course will focus on teaching
    students reading comprehension, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills. -TEA
     
    Conference time: 8:00-8:45am
     
    Tutoring: TBA
     
    Email: daniel.roland@maypearlisd.org
     
    972-435-1015 Room # 2204
     
    Supplies: at least 1 folder and 1 composition book 
     
    The folder stays in class with all the handouts.  The folder can be taken home at parent request.
     
    Family highlights:
    1 wife, Kellie, works with special needs kids at Life School-Red Oak
    2 sons
     -Cody, 28, ICU nurse at Charleton Methodist loves guns and country music.
     -Andrew, 18, Freshman baseball player at Arlington Baptist University.
    2 dogs
     -Sugar, 8, adopted German Short Haired Pointer...very calm and docile
    - Daisy, 4, adopted Australian Shepherd, NOT calm or docile!
     
    Professional highlights:
    I have taught a diverse level of kids over the past 23 years.