Mr. Blunden - Social Studies
Social Studies 8 is the second half of US history. In this course, we will study the people, ideas, and events that have made America what it is today, starting with the Civil War and working our way towards the present. Throughout this course, we will explore the social, religious, political, and economic systems of the United States over the past 150 years. This course will equip students with the understanding necessary to become a responsible and effective citizen who understands his/her rights and responsibilities in the world we live. You will develop your writing skills as well as your ability to interpret both primary and secondary sources. My class will include quizzes, tests, reading of texts, writing assignments, and projects. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about requirements for the assignments that I give during the course.