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- Available Lessons: 147
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Course SummaryThis online homeschool course is all you need to teach 8th grade US history. Homeschool parents will find that the engaging videos bring learning to life and make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand.
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- Quality Content: Engaging animations and real-life examples make history topics easy to grasp for students with multiple learning styles.
- Students Learn Efficiently: The self-based course allows students to learn at their own pace.
- Save Time: Spend less time preparing lessons and more time working with your student.
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- Complete Course Library: In addition to 8th grade US history, your membership includes access to a full homeschool curriculum and hundreds of additional courses.
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- Built-In Assessments: Quizzes and practice exams allow students to test their knowledge and parents to monitor mastery.
- Embedded Assignments: Assignments and projects based on course material give students the opportunity to contextualize and demonstrate their learning.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our expert social studies instructors any question about US history, government or other 8th grade social studies topics.
How it works:
- Use the video lessons as your primary 8th grade US history homeschool curriculum or as supplemental material.
- Complete each unit at your own pace.
- Watch lessons, reviewing or pausing as often as you need.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Check understanding through lesson quizzes, assignments, and unit exams.
8th grade US history learning objectives:
- Explore the Age of Discovery and the European colonization of the Americas
- Discuss an overview of the American Revolution
- Examine the creation of the US government
- Learn about the early years of the American Republic
- Analyze the Jefferson and Jacksonian eras
- Summarize the American reform movements of the 19th century
- Explore the causes and timeline of the American Civil War
- Give an overview of the Reconstruction period
- Explore the Second Industrial Revolution in America
- Discuss American imperialism and progressivism
- Understand the US's role in World War I
- Examine the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and the New Deal
- Learn about America during World War II and the Cold War Era
- Identify the presidents and movements of the 1970's
- Summarize America from 1980 to 2012
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