Mrs. Sherman - 8th Grade Social Studies
Eighth Grade American History Course Description
Students will begin by exploring Native Americans before the arrival of western explorers. We will explore the process of colonization before turning to learn about the American Revolution. A special focus of eighth grade social studies will be understanding the foundations of our government, especially the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our two party system. Later topics include Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal, the Seneca Falls Convention, technological development, Westward Expansion, Antebellum America, the Mexican War, the Civil War, Reconstruction, immigration, imperialism, WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, conflict and war in the Middle East, and the New Economy. Global issues will be connected to all our units.
Mrs. Sherman Bio
She earned her secondary teaching certificate from the University of Michigan and her elementary certificate from Michigan State. She is Highly Qualified in both English and Social Studies. Theresa completed a two year training in Waldorf Education and attended summer intensive training in NY, CA, and Washington state. In addition, Theresa has an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Theresa has taught all grades, kindergarten through twelfth grade, in both private and public schools. Teri has traveled extensively through Europe, Africa, Mexico, and East Asia. Teri has twins, a daughter on Maui and a son in California, as well as three grandchildren.
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