Thomas Jefferson Middle

Welcome to Ms. Lyles's 8th Grade U.S. History Class

Social Studies is a new subject for many of my students this year.  I am hoping to focus on 8th grade standards which center on U.S. History while slipping in as much content from 6th and 7th grade as possible.  We started with Native Americans and will continue up though Reconstruction.  8th grade students are tested in social studies on the KPREP this year, so we have a lot of ground to cover.  I am excited to get us as far down the road as I can.  In general, what you can expect out of my class is that we will incorporate many different learning strategies which include both individual and collaborative work.  Research shows that when kids talk about their learning that they will absorb more of it, so we try to do as much of that as possible, just not during direct instruction.  I  am excited to aid in the journey towards high school.