This course covers the time period from the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution, drafting of the Declaration of Independence, creation and ratification of the Constitution, religious revivals such as the Second Great Awakening, early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, reform movements, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction

U.S.  History Unit Test Schedule test spirit


As each unit is taught, students will be given a Unit exam to check for mastery of the objectives taught during the Unit.


Unit 01 Test: September 19, 2013

Unit 02 & 03 Test: October 23, 2013

Unit 04 Test: November 19, 2013

Unit 01 - 05 Benchmark: January 13, 2014

Unit 06 & 07 Test: February 12, 2014

Unit 01 - Unit 10

U.S.  History Year at a Glance


1st Nine Weeks


Unit 01: Exploration and Colonization


Unit 02: Celebrate Freedom


Unit 03: American Revolution


Unit 04: Writing the Constitution


3rd Nine Weeks


Unit 08: Manifest Destiny


Unit 09: Industrialization: North and South Economies Develop


Unit 10: Reform and Culture

2nd Nine Weeks


Unit 05: More Perfect Union


Unit 06: Early Republic


Unit 07: Age of Jackson

4th Nine Weeks


Unit 11: Sectionalism and Civil War


Unit 12: Reconstruction


Unit 13: Rights and Responsibilities

Benchmark: March 24, 2014

Unit 11 -12-13 Test: May 28, 2014


Tutoring Schedule


Mrs. De Luna will be available for tutoring during the school week on:

Wednesday and Thursday- from 4:00 to 5:00.


Grading Policy


Grading Procedures: Per EISD standards, grades for 8th grade classes will be weighted as follows:

50% of the total grade will be made up of summative grades (includes tests, quizzes, projects, presentations, final copies)

50% of the total grade will be made up of formative grades (includes homework, daily work, interactive notebook assignments)

Student work will be graded on the following scale:

A: 90 – 100

B: 80-89

C: 75-79

D: 70-74

F: 0-69


Last Modified on January 4, 2014