Was just told this past week that I am moving to 8th grade. I am not too happy about it as it is my 3rd grade change in as many years - I mean god forbid you let somebody become more of an expert on something. However, that is a vent for another post. In NYC 8th grade SS is Reconstruction to present day (hopefully) - do any of you have wonderful lessons or ideas for this time period? Any websites I MUST visit and use? And help or direction would be great. I never taught 8th before and I am having a slight panic attack over it!