Welcome to 8th grade social studies! In this class we will spend the year looking at different concepts in early American History. Our main units of study will be: Colonial Life & Revolution, Democracy, Leadership, Expansion, Reform, Conflict and American Identity. In order to study these topics we will utilize the textbook, primary sources, online resources, videos and art. The purpose of this course is to help students understand themes in American history and the progression our country has made from its conception to today.