Welcome to Social Studies 8History of the United States and New York State II!
Grade 8 Social Studies is arranged chronologically, beginning with Reconstruction and ending at the present, and incorporates geography as well as economic, social and political trends. The course content is divided into nine Key Ideas; the first seven trace the human experience in the United States from Reconstruction to the end of World War II. The last three Key Ideas examine different themes in United States and New York State history from the post-War period up to the present day, which provides the opportunity to explore contemporary issues. (From the NYS Social Studies K-8 Framework.)
Unit 1: Reconstruction Unit 4: WWI & the Roaring 20s Unit 7: Foreign Policy
Unit 2: A Changing Society Unit 5: Great Depression Unit 8: Demographic Change
Unit 3: Expansion & Imperialism Unit 6: World War II Unit 9: Domestic Politics & Reform*Note about Parent Portal: If an assignment does not have a grade, it does not mean it is a zero. Ungraded assignments will be blank in the grade column, and will not affect the student's average. If the student has not turned in the assignment at the time of grading, the grade will show a zero (0), which will factor into the student's average.