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Eighth Grade United States History
This course will help students to examine the cultural, political, economical, and social elements that affected the early development of the United States. This course is a study of the United States’ history beginning with colonization and proceeding through Reconstruction. The concepts found in this course not only will be studied in a historical context, but will also be studied in respect to how they affect American lives today. This course will also cover many current issues within our world today to prepare students in becoming effective citizens within our communities. Throughout the year students will differentiate their learning by participating in whole groups, small groups, and individual work using a variety of resources including textbooks, non-fiction (Primary and Secondary) and web based materials. This course will provide students with maximum opportunities to work productively and to reach High but Realistic Goals and help them become independent critical thinkers.
Seventh Grade Texas History
This course will help students discover and appreciate their rich Texas heritage. Students will learn to analyze issues, make decisions, and realize the relevance of historical events that not only helped built Texas but also contribute to the formation of a great nation. Students will study major eras of Texas History from ancient Texan cultures to modern Texas. The focus of this course will provide students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to research, organize, and use information from various sources, including primary, secondary, and electronic sources. Students will show mastery and understanding of historical and geographical information about Texas, including the United States. This course will build a foundation in Texas and U.S. history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, and technology. This course will provide students with maximum opportunities to work productively and to reach High but Realistic Goals and help them become independent critical thinkers.
7:50- 8:40 = 8th ATHLETICS
8:45 - 9:35* = Conference
9:39 - 10:29 = 8th Social Studies (USH)
10:33 - 11:23 = 8th Social Studies (USH)
11:28 - 12:18 = 7th Social Studies (Texas History)
11:58 - 12:48* = Lunch
12:52 - 1:42* = 8th Social Studies (USH)
1:46 - 2:26* = 7th WIN
2:30 - 3:20 = 7th ATHLETICS