Advanced Social Studies 8
This course focuses on the study of United States history from British colonization through 1890. The colonial era, the American Revolution, the origins of our national government, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction will be examined.
The course is designed for students who enjoy in-depth study of American history and seek rigorous, advanced-level work in the social studies. Students will be expected to use both primary and secondary resources to complete an extensive research project. Those who choose this course will also complete additional reading, writing, and skill-building assignments beyond those expected in the regular social studies classes.