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January 2017

Happy New Year!  During the month of January, American History students will discuss the challenges facing the young United States (not least of which was how we were going to govern ourselves).  We will spend time analyzing America's first attempt at self-governance, the strengths/weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist debate.  Finally, toward the end of January, we will spend time looking closely at how the Constitution has evolved to allow for more civic participation among Americans.

Any rising 8th grade or 7th grade student interested in learning more about the upcoming trips to Washington D.C. and Charlottesville are invited to go to the Field Trips page. 

Google Classroom


USA Test Prep

Online Textbook

This page will be your one-stop shop for all information related to American History. On this page, you will be able to find the class syllabus and information regarding assignments/homework/projects.  I will update this page on a regular basis, so I encourage you to check this page frequently. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this course. 

Mr. Kris Atkinson

American History & Washington D.C. Trip Sponsor








PDF documents
'16-'17 U.S. History Syllabus - Please read, print signature pg. & return by 8/8
History Bee-US History Study Guide -
History Bee-World History -
U.S. History Supply List -
VECHS Fingerprinting & Background Check - Required for Chaperones on All Field Trips @ VCMS
Volunteer Application Pg. 1 - 2016-2017 School Year
Volunteer Application Pg. 2 - 2016-2017 School Year

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