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Mr. Kristofer Atkinson « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar

April 2017

During April, American History students will begin to identify the major causes for the split between the states in the North and states in the South.  Manifest Destiny, an expansionist war against Mexico, reform movements of all sorts, the discovery of gold in California, and several important federal government decisions each contribute to the outbreak of violence between the states.  By the end of the month, we will begin discussing the events surrounding the formation of the Confederate States of America and the opening battles of the American Civil War.

Any rising 8th grade or 7th grade student interested in learning more about the upcoming trips to Washington D.C. and Charlottesville are invited to go to the Field Trips page. 

Google Classroom


USA Test Prep

Online Textbook

This page will be your one-stop shop for all information related to American History. On this page, you will be able to find the class syllabus and information regarding assignments/homework/projects.  I will update this page on a regular basis, so I encourage you to check this page frequently. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this course. 

Mr. Kris Atkinson

American History & Washington D.C. Trip Sponsor








PDF documents
'16-'17 U.S. History Syllabus - Please read, print signature pg. & return by 8/8
History Bee-US History Study Guide -
History Bee-World History -
U.S. History Supply List -
VECHS Fingerprinting & Background Check - Required for Chaperones on All Field Trips @ VCMS
Volunteer Application Pg. 1 - 2016-2017 School Year
Volunteer Application Pg. 2 - 2016-2017 School Year