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- Available Lessons: 210
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis 8th grade U.S. history textbook replacement course covers all of the topics in a standard 8th grade U.S. history textbook. The lessons offer a convenient way for students to study, interactive materials for teachers to engage their classes, and an effective alternative to expensive or outdated textbooks.
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Any instructor who teaches 8th grade U.S. history can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most 8th grade U.S. history textbooks.
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The short, engaging video lessons on topics like the original 13 colonies and the Civil War are perfect for briefly introducing a U.S. history topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional history textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of the Revolutionary War, Manifest Destiny and the Great Depression.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in your 8th grade U.S. history class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your instructor via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings U.S. history lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb U.S. history concepts, dates, important people and major events.
- Identify the U.S. history topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging U.S. history video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like American involvement in the World Wars and civil rights movements in the U.S.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any U.S. history topic covered in the course.
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Our 8th grade U.S. history course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
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- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a U.S. history concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Early American civilizations
- European colonization of North America
- The Revolutionary War and the formation of a nation
- The America Revolution
- The Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution
- Early American presidents
- Antebellum America
- Manifest Destiny and western expansion
- The American Civil War
- American Reconstruction
- Industrialization in the 19th century
- The Progressive Era and women's suffrage
- World War I
- The Roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- U.S. involvement in World War II
- The Cold War
- The Civil Rights Movement
- The 1970s and 1980s
- Changes in America from 1992 to the present
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