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Pacing Guide for U.S. History (content units studied)

**You may also find the link to the updated Pacing Guide/Curriculum document on the Adair County Middle School webpage.**

Below is also a summary of estimated time frames for the school year and the content/units to be covered...subject to change as the year progresses, of course.


August/September:  Introductions/Expectations; Colonial America & Life in the American Colonies

October/November:  Patriot's Pen Essay Writing (when applicable from local VFW); Causes of Revolutionary War/American Revolution Era

November/December:  Government & Civics (Articles of Confederation, A New Plan of Government, A New Constitution)

January/February:  Finish U.S. Government & Civics Education; Forming A New Nation/Early Republic Era (The Federalist Era; The Jefferson Era; War of 1812)

February/March:  Westward Expansion/Westward Movement (Manifest Destiny)

March/April/May:  The North and The South (comparing, sectionalism); The Civil War and Reconstruction Era; End-of-Year Review 

May--End of School Year:  Testing




GRADING POLICY for 8th grade social studies/U.S. History Classes:

Tests = 60% - combined average of all tests & summative assessments make up 60% of the overall term grade for social studies class

Daily work/assignments = 40% - combined average of all daily work and other assignments make up 40% of the overall term grade