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Welcome to Mr. Smith's Social Studies class

Welcome to 8th grade Social Studies.  History is something we are passionate about, and our goal as teachers is to help instill an appreciation for the people and events who have shaped our nation, as well as help students develop an understanding of the way things have developed over time.


8th grade Social Studies covers the early part of American History, beginning with pre - colonial times and ending with the Reconstruction period post - Civil War.  Some important events we focus on during this class are colonization, the Constitution, Bill of Rights and development of the government, the first seventeen Presidencies, all wars and conflicts leading up to and including the Civil War, the economy, and westward expansion.  We look forward to taking you with us on this journey through History.


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Common Sense

Again, some very good and "interesting" discussions, thank you to all of my students who participated in the class discussions today.  Have a good weekend!!!

We are beginning the lesson on the Declaration of Independence next week.  Today, we discussed Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", we had some very good discussions in all classes about the role of government in our everyday lives.