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American History I

Eighth Grade

Middle School



In American History I, students will think critically about the following question: "How should we tell America's story?". This course covers American history from the pre-colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Students will think critically about the formative events in American history and how they have historically shaped the perception of our country. Students will engage with history through analyzing primary sources to understand how identity and bias can influence our storytelling. Time will also be spent discussing current events, with connections being made to content discussed in class.

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