8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource

8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
8th Grade American History Curriculum US History Resource
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The bundle contains resources for essential content in American History from 1607-1877 (Colonial Era through Reconstruction). The bundle contains 40 webquests, 17 projects, 8 gallery walks, 16 crosswords and an entire year of bell ringers. I created the activities for my 8th-grade students. I have included answer keys/rubrics. Please message me if you have any questions.

*The assignments do not require the use of a textbook or teacher preparation.

*The documents can be uploaded to your personal website or Google Drive; however, please make sure it is password protected.

***This is a GROWING BUNDLE! You will receive a lifetime of updates to products, AND the bundle will be updated to include new resources I create for American History (webquests, projects, and gallery walks).

Webquests included:

Colonial Era

European Settlements in North America (30 questions)

Slave Trade and Slavery Webquest (36 questions)

Jamestown Webquest (40 questions)

Pilgrims vs. Puritans Webquest (25 questions)

Pocahontas Webquest (30 questions)

Daily Life in Colonial America Webquest (31 questions)

Thirteen Colonies Webquest (50 questions)

American Revolution

French and Indian War Webquest (42 questions)

American Revolution Webquest (56 questions)

Declaration of Independence Webquest (20 questions)

Battles of the American Revolution Webquest (46 questions)


Federalists vs. Democratic-Republicans Webquest (21 questions)

U.S. Constitution Webquest (36 questions)

Bill of Rights Webquest (45 questions)

Founding Fathers Webquest (54 questions)

Growth of the Young Nation

Jeffersonian Era Webquest (40 questions)

Lewis and Clark Webquest (30 questions)

The United States’ Role on the World Stage

Monroe Era Webquest (31 questions)

War of 1812 Webquest (37 questions)

Sectionalism and Westward Expansion

Irish and German Immigration Webquest (30 questions)

Reform Movements Webquest (33 questions)

Andrew Jackson Webquest (32 questions)

California Gold Rush Webquest (30 questions)

Mexican-American War Webquest (36 questions)

Oregon and Mormon Trail Webquest (30 questions)

The Alamo Webquest (24 questions)

Trail of Tears Webquest (27 questions)

Westward Expansion Webquest (38 questions)

Causes of the Civil War

Abolitionist Movement Webquest (24 questions)

Dred Scott Decision Webquest (32 questions)

John Brown, Bleeding Kansas, Raid on Harpers Ferry Webquest (31 questions)

Underground Railroad Webquest (35 questions)

Causes of the Civil War Webquest (38 questions)

Civil War

Battles of the Civil War Webquest (50 questions)

Battle of Antietam Webquest (30 questions)

Battle of Gettysburg Webquest (23 questions)


Three Plans for Reconstruction Webquest (25 questions)

Reconstruction Webquest (32 questions)

Projects included

Religious Groups in Colonial America 3D Cube

Thirteen Colonies Travel Brochure

Causes of the American Revolution Google Slides Presentation

Revolutionary War Poster

Constitution Booklet

Three Branches of Government Mobile

Bill of Rights Brochure

War of 1812 Presentation

Erie Canal Postcard

Westward Expansion Newspaper

Reform Movements Brochure

Causes of the Civil War Timeline

Civil War Battles Flipbook

Reconstruction Era Timeline

Reconstruction Amendments Advertisement Poster

Native American Warriors Poster.

Gallery Walks included:

Declaration of Independence (8 stations and 30 questions):

Excerpts from the D.O.I.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation (6 stations and 30 questions)

Excerpts from the A.O.C.

Shay’s Rebellion Picture

Colonial Currency Picture

Northwest Territory Map

Powers of Congress Chart

Causes of the American Revolution (7 stations and 35 questions)

Proclamation of 1763

Sugar Act

Stamp Act

Benjamin Franklin

No taxation without representation

Quartering Act

Boston Massacre

Paul Revere

Tea Act

Boston Tea Party

Patrick Henry

Poor Old England Cartoon

Join, or Die Cartoon

War of 1812 (6 stations and 33 questions):


British trading weapons to Native Americans

Battle of Tippecanoe

Effects of the Battle of Tippecanoe


William Henry Harrison

British blockade

Battle of Lake Erie

Captain Oliver Hazard Perry

Burning of the White House

Creek Native Americans

Andrew Jackson

Battle of Baltimore

Ft. McHenry

Francis Scott Key

Star Spangled Banner

Treaty of Ghent

Battle of New Orleans

Effects of the Battle of New Orleans

Effects of the War of 1812

Jacksonian Era (7 stations and 25 questions)

Election of 1824

Election of 1828

Spoils System Cartoon

Jackson Fights the Second Bank Cartoon

Great Father Cartoon

Indian Removal Map

King Andrew Cartoon

Civil War (10 stations and 35 questions)

Anaconda Plan

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Gettysburg

Gettysburg Address Excerpt

Emancipation Proclamation Excerpt

54th Massachusetts at Fort Wagner

Battle of Vicksburg

Sherman's March to the Sea

Map of Sherman's March to the Sea

Surrender at Appomattox Court House

Reconstruction (8 stations and 32 questions)

Freedmen’s Bureau

Reconstruction Amendments (13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments)

Worse Than Slavery Cartoon (Ku Klux Klan)

The First Vote Illustration (African American men voting)



Election of 1876

Compromise of 1877


Jim Crow Laws

American West (8 stations and 33 questions)

Transcontinental Railroad

Chinese immigrants building the Transcontinental Railroad

Plains Indians and the buffalo

American cowboy

Homestead Act

Sod House

Dawes Act

Native American Boarding School

Battle of Little Bighorn

Wounded Knee Massacre

The bundle contains 16 crossword puzzles reviewing topics in American History from Colonial America through Opening the West. The crosswords review key vocabulary words, terms, and people for each unit. They can be used as a review, study guide, homework assignment, or to provide spare time entertainment for students who finish early. I have included answer keys.

*The bundle contains two versions of each crossword.

*Each crossword will fit on one page.

Crosswords included:

Jamestown (21 clues)

Pilgrims and Puritans (20 clues)

Colonial America (30 clues)

Causes of the American Revolution (29 clues)

Leaders of the Revolutionary War (25 clues)

US Constitution (32 clues)

US Citizenship (40 clues)

Louisiana Purchase (24 clues)

War of 1812 (27 clues)

19th Century Reform Movements (26 clues)

Manifest Destiny (30 clues)

Causes of the Civil War (27 clues)

The Civil War (30 clues)

The Reconstruction Era (27 clues)

Opening the West (25 clues)

US Geography (36 clues)

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