Eighth Grade American Studies
with Mrs. Harper
The First Presidents
Student groups representing either Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison or Monroe
created an iMovie interviewing their president. Using humor and wit, each student created a comic with their assigned president as the main character. Ask your son or daughter to see these on Seesaw our class digital learning journal.
President Jefferson and the Embargo Act
By Nikki Winter
President Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
By Clara Adams
President Adams and the Sedition Act
By Jenna Britain
Political Parties and Andrew Jackson
The students enjoyed comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Jackson and showed strong insight into both personalities. While studying Jackson's treatment of Native Americans by forcibly moving them from Georgia to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears, the students began to look at our own Cleveland Indians. They wrote blogs on whether Chief Wahoo should be changed or altered to please the Native Americans who believe it is a racist mascot. The students learned how to comment on each other's ideas in a constructive way.