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8th Social Studies Scope and Sequence

Key Questions:

What is Democracy?
What does it mean to live in a democratic society?
What is equality and why do we seek equality in America?
What would true equality look like in America?

Focus Points:

Study early American settlement with a focus on the 13 British-American colonies, and the reasons for revolution
Emphasize the experience of African-Americans in early America, the development of racial hierarchies, and the events that led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s

Snapshot:

Do-It-Yourself Research Presentations
Adopt-A-Colony Brochures