During April, American History
students will begin to identify the major causes for the split between the
states in the North and states in the South. Manifest Destiny, an
expansionist war against Mexico, reform movements of all sorts, the discovery
of gold in California, and several important federal government decisions
each contribute to the outbreak of violence between the states. By the
end of the month, we will begin discussing the events surrounding the formation
of the Confederate States of America and the opening battles of the American
Washington D.C. Trip
Details about the 2015 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. can be found on the Field Trips Page. This year we are adding an optional 1 day extension to tour Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown. Please see the field trip page for more details about this trip.
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.