Hello Ladies and Gents, I just found out that I will be teaching 8th grade U.S. History as oppose to 7th grade World History. All my materials are for World History does anyone have any good ideas on where I can find materials on U.S History(Calif 8th grade State Standards) to start getting a folder together. The book I will be using is United States History by Holt. I teach in Compton where 65 to 70 percent of the kids are below basic or far below basic. Should I only use the textbook or should I use other outside sources? This will be my actual first year teaching so any help you all may have will be great. Thanks!