Social Studies Curriculum Grade 8


Social Studies
A New Nation
Unit Preview, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution, Early Politics, Summary
Shaping the Constitution
Unit Preview, Historical Documents, Early American Law, Summary
American Political System
Unit Preview, Political Parties, The Law-Making Process, Free Press, Summary
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Early Republic
Unit Preview, War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, Treaties with American Indian Nations, Summary
Westward Expansion
Unit Preview, Industrialization, Immigration, Slavery, Summary
The West
Unit Preview, Manifest Destiny, Role of Women, Texas War for Independence, Mexican-American War, Development of Education, Summary
Abolish Slavery
Unit Preview, Leaders of the Movement, Northwest Ordinance of 1787, States’ Rights Doctrine , Ku Klux Klan, Traditions in Art, Music & Literature , Summary
Civil War
Unit Preview, Abraham Lincoln, Soldiers (North and South), Effects of War, Water Rights, Summary
Unit Preview, Goals of Reconstruction, Freedmen’s Bureau, Amendments (13th, 14th, and 15th) , Summary
Industrial Revolution
Unit Preview, Working Conditions and Laissez-Faire Policies, Grangerism and Populism, Inventions, Summary
Texas TEKS Summary Assessment Grade 8 Social Studies [STAAR Prep]
Texas TEKS Summary Assessment Grade 8 Social Studies

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