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Calvert 8th Grade History & Geography focuses on American history, covering early exploration through the present day, with special emphasis given to the Civil War, as well as to inventions and technology of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These areas of focus target the major content strands of history, geography, government and citizenship.
Additionally, students gain practice in research and writing, covering topics like explorers, the 13 colonies, famous battles, the U.S. Constitution, western expansion, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, citizenship, and inventors. Alternate lessons, projects, and tests also are available for use in enhancing instruction or addressing individual needs.