American History

Battle of the Ironclads (American Civil War) click link for more!

Click Here for Tennessee Eighth Grade Social Studies Standards

You have an assignment on schoology for the week of 4/27-5/1/2020. Please click here to log into schoology.

If you are looking to learn over this extended break, please look into the videos at the following links. They are great for learning what we cannot learn in class right now. Some are videos and some links are text to read.

This is a great resource for what is happening in our country right now. This video is from the National Constitution Center and has Ken Burns speaking about what happens to our Constitution in times of crisis.


This site is FABULOUS!!! I have used text from this website in class and added my own questions this year. Pick up where we left off (roughly number 14) through number 35 (Reconstruction). You can keep going if you wish to get a head start on your 11th grade history class!! Click here to be taken to the site.

This song is about the Underground Railroad. It was sung by runaway slaves and taught to slaves still in bondage, so they could remember how to find their way to freedom. At the time “The Drinking Gourd” was what we now call “The Big Dipper.” You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris which is the North Star. Once you know where the North Star is located, you can always travel North to FREEDOM!!!

War of 1812

Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act of Andrew Jackson)

The Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Missouri Compromise/Kansas-Nebraska Act/Bleeding Kansas

Election of George Washington

Harriet Tubman

Ken Burns Civil War Episode 1: The Cause

The Second Great Awakening

Women’s Rights and Seneca Falls Convention

Three Speeches of Frederick Douglass

I will post more soon.