American History Grades 7-8 Print Credit Recovery

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During the 15th and 16th centuries, explorers set out to find new sea routes for trade but instead discovered Noth and South America. These lands were full of Natives, resources and seemingly endless opportunity. In this 8th Grade Social Studies course, you will learn about the beginning of American settlement in the 1400s and 1500s all the way through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. You'll explore the early colonies and learn about the struggles these people faced. You'll study wars and how the American government came to be and how through shifts like the Industrial Revolution, our whole society changed so much forever impacting the future of America and the world.

Course Objectives

This study material is designed to provide students with an understanding of the period in America from 1760-1783.

After reading the required textbook and completing the exercises found in the Study Guide, you will be able to:

· gain an understanding of the turbulence in England and the American colonies that led up to the struggle for independence;

· identify the major reasons for the American uprising;

· describe particular battles, strategies, people and places integral to the revolution;

· develop an understanding of the impact this event has had on American life today;

· gain an understanding of the activity of foreign relations in wartime.

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