8th Grade Class Notes

United States History to 1877


Class notes are uploaded after the lesson has been taught to all of my eighth grade classes.  Active links are blue.


Unit I: The Historical Process

The Cagle Post


Cartoon Arts International


The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists


Go Comics


Guardian News and Media


Unit I: The Road to Independence


Unit II: Forging a New Nation


Unit III: Growth of the Nation


Unit IV: A Union in Disunion

  • PowerPoint: Independence for Texas and War with Mexico
  • PDF file, Independence for Texas and War with Mexico (Sequence Chain)
  • PDF file, The Spread of Slavery -- Maps depicting the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • PDF file, Major Compromises (1820, 1850, and 1854) student notes/activity
  • PDF file, Era of Reform Notes: Odd pages are the topics and even pages are the answers
  • PowerPoint: Cost of Freedom (introduction notes)
  • PDF file, Cost of Freedom (document package)
  • PDF file, The Road to Civil War
  • Pdf file, Civil War notes
  • PowerPoint: Reconstruction
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