Mr. Murallo’s Grade 8 U.S. History class will be studying in Chapter 9, Launching a Republic. An essential question we will be researching is “What political traditions and tensions first appeared in the early years of the new republic? In addition, map work on westward expansion, Washington’s Presidency, Hamilton vs. Jefferson, and finally The Federalists in Charge all will be topics which will be deliberated. In a new concept, I will be introducing “ A Capstone Project” which students will select a topic of personal interest and present it via video, internships, interviews and many other options of presentation. More information will follow in the coming weeks and months.