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.
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.