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Sandra Wood
8th Grade U.S. History & Civics Elective


US History & Civics

US History: 

This class is an exploration into the birth and development of America with special focus on the geography, economy, government, military, foreign affairs and the people who helped to shape the new nation. The class will begin with a look at Colonial America and the events that lead to revolution and independence from England. Students will examine the United States Constitution and the major debates that helped to shape the young Republic. Students will study Westward Expansion and the affects it had on Native Americans, the land and other nations. We will look at the causes and main events that lead to the American Civil War. Students will study the complex issues connected to American Reconstruction. Students will comprehend the economic and social factors that contribute to American Industrialization.  Students will incorporate and utilize technology in their studies of U.S. History.


This elective course  for 7th and 8th grade students consists of a survey of basic government.  It will cover government, your role in government, and what you can do to participate in the government. The course will consist of these major areas: Principles and Philosophies of Government, The Nature of Man, The History of Freedom, US Constitution, State, Local and Tribal Government, & Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens.


Mrs. Wood's Schedule

1st Hour: 8th Grade US History

2nd Hour: 8th Grade US History

3rd Hour: 8th Grade US History

4th Hour: Plan

5th Hour: Civics

6th Hour: 8th Grade US History

7th Hour: 8th Grade US History



Email: sandra.wood@oologah.k12.ok.us