Grade 8 - History and Geography

History and Geography 800 (Credit: 1.00)

In this course, students will explore the history of the United States from its early explorers to the present time. From the colonization and the quest for independence, to the Civil War, the Cold War, and the challenges America faces today as a global power, students explore the growth and challenges faced by this young nation. As a part of a complete learning management system, Ignitia 8th Grade History and Geography is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Lessons in this interactive course begin with a look at Spain's exploration and trading expeditions across the sea, the discovery of the New World, the colonial politics of the British, and the establishment of the colonies. Discussions examine major milestones and stumbling blocks including the quest for independence and westward expansion. Course materials give students a sweeping perspective based on historical facts and political movements that transformed the United States from a group of colonies into the 50 United States of America.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia 8th Grade History and Geography enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • European Backgrounds
  • The Colonization of America
  • War for Independence
  • Emergence of a Nation
  • Westward Movement
  • The Civil War
  • The Industrial Nation
  • Twentieth Century World Power
  • The United States in a Changing World