American History with Mrs. Lyter

Welcome to 8th grade American History!
 
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND HAVING A GREAT YEAR!!!
 
 
 The American History curriculum includes the study of our country from Native Americans to Civil War and Reconstruction.  Specific topic areas include Explorers, Colonial America, the Road to Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, Presidents, the War of 1812, Westward Expansion, New Movements in America, the Mexican War, Sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.  Also, we will study Pennsylvania History, Civics and Citizenship, Economics, and Geography. 
 
To facilitate our study of American History, we will be using computers several days a week.  Also, textbooks will always be available for student use.  Notes and handouts will be an ongoing part of class along with group activities, student presentations, projects, and reading and writing activities.
 
Students need to be prepared for class every day. Therefore, please bring the following materials with you on a daily basis.
  • American History 3-ring binder with two dividers
  • Pencil, pen, colored pencils, and a high lighter
  • Journal
  • Homework assignments when given
  • Reading book
  • Charged  Chromebook
Student performance will be assessed on a regular basis.  Parents and students may view assessments and grades on the Home Access Center.  Assessments take various forms including:
  • Classwork/Journals
  • Homework
  • Group Activities
  • Presentations
  • Projects
  • Reading Activities
  • Writing Activities
  • Quizzes
  • Tests

Extra Credit Opportunities will occasionally be available.

 
 
 

REMINDERS:American History

U.S. Citizenship Test


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