8th Grade U.S. History

Phone: 951-302-5188 ext 4307


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts History - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Single Subject Social Studies Chapman University Master in Education Administration Cal State San Bernardino

Mrs. Mary Beutz

This year we will be studying American History from the Colonial Era to the start of World War One. In addition, we will focus on textbook reading strategies, test-taking strategies and analyzing and interpreting trends and themes in American History. It is my goal to challenge students in preparation for High School; so, be prepared for a rigorous standards-based curriculum and high expectations. 


We will be using Canvas as the primary location for all student work and assessments.  Each week students and parents will be able to access a weekly agenda in Canvas showing the learning objectives, activities, assignments, and assessments.  Both Canvas and the digital textbook, McGraw Hill's United States History & Geography: Growth & Conflict , can be accessed by students through Clever. 

Parents I highly recommend using two apps that can be found either in iOS or Android that will enable you to keep track of student progress throughout the year.  Below are the apps along with helpful links to get you started.  

Campus Parent How to set up Campus Parent.

Canvas Parent How to set up Canvas Parent.  Helpful resources for Canvas Parent.


If you have any questions or concerns or need further assistance using the above apps please contact me at mbeutz@tvusd.us.