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History 8 – Beta

Christ & the Americas

Eighth Grade History seeks to provide familiarity with the historical context of the settlement of the Americas.  If your student is in high school, please see the course description for Western Civ 2, which uses the same text in a high school level course.

This course will help the student to obtain a broad Catholic understanding of the anthropological history of the Americas up until the last decade.  It begins with the explorations of Columbus, Cortes, and Magellan, proceeds to the arrival of the English in the American colonies and the American Revolution, the influence of missionaries, the birth of the American government, the Civil War, through the Depression, World Wars I and II, and concludes with a look at the moral decline of America.

Students taking this course will have a mid-term and final exam each semester.  Additionally, students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • Christ and the Americas, Anne W. Carroll
  • Christ and the Americas Workbook, Belinda T. Mooney
  • Christ and the Americas Workbook Answer Key, Kolbe Academy Publishing – Optional physical copy available for purchase under the History 8 “Optional Material” section in the Kolbe Bookstore.

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Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 7 – 8 (8th)


Mr. Schultz

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


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