Welcome to 8 Blue Social Studies! In 8th grade, Social Studies is a history course - World History I. In preparation for the change to a new Civics curriculum next year, we will be adding some history at the beginning of the year (Greece) and including more government-themed work than in previous years.
This curriculum mostly covers Ancient Rome through Exploration, with a focus on the events that directly impacted our government and our daily lives. You can click through the syllabus slides I provided to the students here.
This year, 8th grade Social Studies will not only be implementing HOWLs standards, but new skills-based curriculum standards. You can see them in the above slideshow link, along with my contact information if you have any questions.
I'm looking forward to a great year :)
The 8 Blue TEam