History & Geography in Grade 8 | 4ème

History & Geography Class in Grade 8 Meets Two Times / Week (Instruction in French)

Content (History):
  • 18th Century European powers and their empires : colonization, slave trade, enlightenment.
  • French Revolution related to the European and American context
  • 19th Century in Europe : Industrial Age, Colonial empires and colonial societies, the right to vote, the 3rd Republic in France, Women in the 19th century, the Rise of nations and nationalism (1815-1914)
Content (Geography):
  • Global organization of the world : international trade, seas and oceans in the globalization, cities and globalization, Human movement (migrations, tourism)
  • Inequalities toward globalization : United States in the globalization, Africa and globalization
Objectives:
  • Understand the American Narrative
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Research/writing skills
  • How ideas, media, and communication influence society
  • Develop the sense of the inherent struggle in realizing the ideal of a nation
  • Master chronology and understanding of culture
  • Tools of historical and geographical analysis
  • Acquire a common historical and geographical culture to provide knowledge of the world around us
  • Creativity
Assessment:
  • Individual projects
  • Group and research projects
  • Oral presentations
  • Class participation
  • Open problems and Enquiry-based learning
  • Unit essays
  • Formative and summative criteria-based assessment
Resources:
  • La Classe d'Histoire: Website with resources for all grades in History and Geography (historic and geographic documentation, videos, vocabulary, activities, exercises, online quiz and tests). The History and Geography class is a flipped classroom.
Teacher
 
M. Alexandre Balet