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    This is my on-line home for 8th Grade U.S. History.  You will find links for expectations, curriculum, assignments, and much more.  Please feel free to email me if you have additional questions.

    The eighth grade Social Studies course will give students an historical grounding of American ideals and institutions--from our founding through Reconstruction.  The course will reflect that at every stage of our nation’s history, we have contended with differing interests and interpretations of what it means to be an American and how best to move our country forward.  Additionally, we will address New Jersey mandates in African American, LGBTQ, and Holocaust studies throughout the year.  These mandates will help students further recognize the importance of human rights, cultural diversity, and tolerance.  

    The curriculum begins with the creation of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights--the role they played at our nations inception to modern times.  The state standards will continue to guide us through a survey of the major issues, movements, groups, people, and events in our history.  Additionally, students should have a competent understanding of the institutions of our constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values on which they were founded; develop the skills needed to become effective and responsible citizens; increase understanding and willingness to use democratic processes when making decisions; and manage conflict, both in public and private life.

    Contact Information:
    Mr. Don Stech
    8th Grade U.S. History Teacher
    phone: 856-769-0144 Ext. 77025

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