Mrs. Gravuer

8th Grade US History
American Flag

Best of Luck to all students next year in high school!!!


Curriculum/Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of American History beginning with the Civil War and continuing the whole way up through the impact and life of citizens during the Progressive Era.  They will be able to explain the many connections between the past, present, and future.
Assignments and Skills:  There will be many different types of assignments provided to students this year in class such as, daily warm-ups, summaries of main topics, quizzes, review questions, etc. There are several assignments that are required by all 8th grade Social Studies students across the district. Those assignments include:

  • A 2-3 page research paper including a thesis statement, internal citations, and a bibliography
  • A technology based project such as a power point, Prezi, Glog, or some other interactive project.
  • A creative writing piece
  • A 1-2 page informative essay
  • I also require my students to read at least 1 historical fiction book of their choice and complete an assignment to demonstrate their understanding of what they have read.
  • Skills that will be taught/reviewed include but are not limited to: note-taking using Cornell notes, summarizing and restating in your own words, research skills, analyzing primary and secondary source documents, reading non-fiction text, highlighting important information, etc.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.