America's Background: Explore and War! SOS 8th Grade History & Geography gives an in-depth look at America's prolific past. Concentrating on the origins of America's birth, expansion, and wars, subjects covered are: -European Backgrounds -War for Independence -The Westward Movement -The Civil War -The Twentieth Century World Power With best-selling technology, SOS 8th Grade History & Geography will enhance your student's learning of America's astounding story! Extensive and expanded, the curriculum covers American colonization, the Revolution, and America's emergence as a nation. Students follow the events of America's growth by studying the Westward Expansion, slavery and Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and America's important role in today's world.