• Syllabus for 8th grade Social Studies

    Here are some things we will learn 2nd Qrt

    Describe how these Philosophies and documents influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

    • Magna Carta
    • English Bill of Rights
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Articles of Confederation
    • Federalist Papers
    • Bill of Rights

    Understand the fallowing parts of the United States Government.

    • Federalism
    • Popular sovereignty
    • Congressional and legislative districts
    • Separation of Powers
    • Checks and Balances
    • The limits of State and Federal governments

    Understand the three branches of government and their roles.

    Compare the roles and relationships of different government levels and understand how elections work.

    • Federal
    • State
    • City
    • County

    Describe how a bill becomes a law.

    Describe the duties and responsibilities of citizens and their communities.