• Hello Students and Parents,

    Welcome back and welcome to US History! These are unusual and difficult times for everyone. I hope you are all well. I am very excited to embark on this journey with you. We will be learning US History from the inception of America's founding up to the present. This includes the exploration and colonization of the Americas: the growth of the Thirteen British Colonies, and all the way up to the reconstruction of the US.   This will be a thought provoking and enjoyable class like no other. In addition, due to the uncertainty of our times, we will be using a new format, Microsoft Teams. Students will use their email address to access Microsoft Teams through Microsoft Office 365 . The syllabus for the class is on Teams. Please be patient as we are all in this together.  

    For distance learning students, we will also be using Commonlit.org as your learning tool. If you have been on this website before, you will follow your prompts and complete the assignments set before you. For new enrollees, please see below in order to set up your account.  


    Once you are enrolled, you will use the class code, D8DL53, to access some of your assigned assignments. 

    The best way to contact me is via email. 

    In addition, we may have Microsoft Teams meetings to interact with one another. Thank you and I look forward to working with you all.  


    - When you feel like quitting, think about why you started


    Mr. Matthews

    8th Grade US History

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