***This course is not available for the Track C July/August learning period.***
This course exams the major events preceding the founding of the nation, and their significance in creating a new American nation. Further will will explore and analyze the creation of the new American identity, the development of political thought and tradition, the historical roots that influence the idea of self-government, and political principles underlying the United States Constitution. We will examine the achievements of the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, and the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that shaped the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which diverse groups of citizens participate in it. Finally, we will examine the achievements, challenges and contributions made by the first presidents of our New Republic.
Recommended series for grade 8: completes 8th grade CA Social Science Standards
- Birth of a Nation
- The New Republic
- Reforming America
- The Nation Divides and Reunites