8th Grade Social Studies




Social Studies: American History


Age of Exploration and Colonization:


PowerPoint Presentations


1) Age of Exploration PowerPoint


2) Columbian Exchange PowerPoint


3) Conquistadors PowerPoint


4) Mercantilism and the Spanish Colonies PowerPoint


5) European Conflicts in America PowerPoint


6) Atlantic Slave Trade PowerPoint


7) Age of Exploration Jeopardy PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


Reading Worksheet Activity 1-5


Explorer Intro What/Where Graphic Organizer


Explorers Graphic Organizer


Columbian Exchange Worksheets


Age of Discovery - Spice Trade



American Colonialism and the Thirteen Colonies:


PowerPoint Presentations


1) The Lost Colony of Roanoke PowerPoint


2) Jamestown Lebron Colony PowerPoint


3) Plymouth PowerPoint


4) Colonial America 1492-1763 PowerPoint


5) The English Colonies PowerPoint


6) The Atlantic Slave Trade PowerPoint


7) The Enlightenment PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The Lost Colony Reading Activity


The Mayflower Compact Reading Worksheet


Colonial America Graphic Organizer


Thirteen Colonies Graphic Organizer


Thirteen Colonies Map Quiz


The English Colonies PowerPoint Questions


Slavery in the Colonies Article


Slave Codes Reading Activity


The Great Awakening Reading Article



The French and Indian War:


PowerPoint Presentations


1) The Causes of the French and Indian War PowerPoint


2) The French and Indian War PowerPoint


3) The French and Indian War to Crisis in the Colonies PowerPoint


4) The French and Indian War, Boston Massacre, and Tea Party Acts PowerPoint


5) The French and Indian War Review PowerPoint


6) The Boston Massacre Propaganda PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The French and Indian War Reading Activity


The French and Indian War Second Reading Activity


Proclamation to Acts Against the Colonists Reading Activity


Pontiac's War Troubles on the Frontier Reading Activity


The Boston Massacre Reading Activity


The Boston Massacre Second Reading Activity


The Boston Massacre Pictures for Activity


The Boston Massacre Pictures for Activity Part Two


The Boston Tea Party Reading Activity


1-15 The Crisis in the Colonies Homework


The French and Indian War to Crisis in the Colonies PowerPoint Question Worksheets



The American Revolution:


PowerPoint Presentations


1) The American Revolution Animated PowerPoint


2) Depictions of Revolution PowerPoint


3) American Revolution Political Cartoons PowerPoint


4) American Revolution All in One Student Packet PowerPoint


5) Picture Review Game PowerPoint


6) Famous Quotes from the Revolutionary War PowerPoint


7) Washington Crossing the Delaware PowerPoint


The Declaration of Independence PowerPoint


The Revolutionary War Top to Bottom PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The American Revolution Close Read Worksheet


The Revolutionary War Worksheets Part One


The Revolutionary War Worksheets Part Two


The American Revolution Battles Graphic Organizer


The American Revolution Graphic Organizer


The American Revolution PowerPoint Questions


The American Revolution Primary Source Tool Kit


Britain vs The Colonies Graphic Organizer


The Patriot Movie Packet


The Declaration of Independence Reading Activity


The American Revolution PowerPoint Questions


British Strengths and American Weaknesses Graphic Organizer



Creating a Nation and the Constitution:


PowerPoint Presentations


1) The Articles of the Confederation PowerPoint


2) Political Cartoon - Articles of the Confederation PowerPoint with Worksheets


3) The Branches of Government PowerPoint


4) The Virginia Plan vs the New Jersey Plan PowerPoint


5) The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists PowerPoint


6) Creating a Republic PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


Creating a Nation Reading Activity


The Grand Convention Reading Activity


The Branches of Government Graphic Organizer


The Influences of the Constitution Reading Activity


The Separation of Powers Reading Activity


The Shays' Rebellion Worksheet



Washington's Presidency and the Launching of a New Nation:


PowerPoint Presentations


Washington's Presidency PowerPoint


Washington's Presidency PowerPoint Part Two


The Whiskey Rebellion PowerPoint


Launching a New Government PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


Launching a New Nation Reading Activity


Washington Retires Reading Activity


John Adams Presidency Reading Activity



Age of Jefferson to Madison:


The Age of Jefferson PowerPoint


The War of 1812 PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The Age of Jefferson Reading Activity


The Haitian Revolution 1804 Reading Activity


The Louisiana Purchase Reading Activity


The Embargo Act Reading Activity


The War of 1812 Reading Activity


The Age of Jefferson Cause and Effect Chart



Age of Jackson:


PowerPoint Presentations


A Nation Grows and Prospers PowerPoint


The Era of Good Feelings and The Monroe Doctrine PowerPoint


Jackson and the Trail of Tears PowerPoint


The Jacksonian Era PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The Monroe Doctrine Reading Activity


The Era of Good Feelings Reading Activity



The Industrial Revolution:


PowerPoint Presentations


Intro to the Industrial Revolution PowerPoint


The Industrial Revolution Great Pics PowerPoint


The Industrial Revolution Inventions PowerPoint


The Inventors PowerPoint


The Transformation of Society PowerPoint


Political Cartoon PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The Before and After Graphic Organizer


Factory System Worksheet


The Inventors Chart


The Inventors Passages and Worksheet


The Causes of Industrialization Graphic Organizer


The Results of Industrialization Graphic Organizer


The Industrial Revolution Reading Activity


America Moves West



Westward Expansion:


PowerPoint Presentations


Change and Reform 1820 to 1860 PowerPoint


The Women's Movement 1820 to 1860 PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The California Gold Rush


The Mexican-American War


The Oregon Trail Reading Activity



The Civil War:


PowerPoint Presentations


The Civil War Beginning to End PowerPoint


The American Civil War PowerPoint


The Gettysburg Address PowerPoint


The Gettysburg Address PowerPoint No. 2


A Summary of the Civil War PowerPoint


The Underground Railroad PowerPoint


The Civil War Animated PowerPoint


Accompanying Documents


The Mexican-American War and Intro to the Civil War Quiz


The Civil War Reading Activity



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