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    Mrs. Ashlee Bunch



    8th Grade U.S. History

    My name is Ashlee Bunch, and this will be my 15th year teaching. My husband Derrick and I have 3 gorgeous children, Stella, Douglas, and Isla.  We also have a black chihuahua, Delta Lou and a white cat, Balcony. 

    I attended Madison Central High school class of 2004. I graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2008.  I am qualified to teach 7-12 Social Studies, Middle School Science, K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education, and 7-12 Business Education.   

    I love to spend time with my family, read, paint, watch movies, and travel. I also love coffee, El Ranchito,  and sushi. 

    I am best reached by email!




     8th Grade US History STANDARDS FROM www.mdek12.org 

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    Course Description: 

    This American History course is a survey beginning in the 1450 with the colonization of the Americas and ending in 1865 with the Civil War and Reconstruction. This course is designed to help students understand how and why particular events and patterns of events occurred in our society. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early republic, the Age of Jackson, Westward Expansion, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.