Luke Valentine
Instructor of United States History
423-623-3811, ext. 239

Courses Taught:

United States History and Geography: Colonization of North America to Reconstruction

Luke Valentine

B.A. in History with a minor in Education, Carson-Newman University, 2007

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Carson-Newman University, 2010

Supply List

8th Grade Supply List


The following items will be provided at no charge to each 8th grade student this year:

  • Ticonderoga Pencils (12 pk)
  • Wide Ruled Paper
  • Folders (Prongs/ Pockets)
  • Dry-Erase Markers
  • Zipper Pencil Pouch - 3 Ring
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • 1" Binder
  • Red Ink Pen
  • Ruler (Flexible)
  • Quad Ruled Graph Paper
  • 2" Binder
  • Binder Dividers


Please attempt to purchase the following REQUESTED items for homeroom:

  • Clorox wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Classroom hand sanitizer
  • Can of Lysol or other disinfectant spray
  • Box of storage bags, such as Ziploc: Girls-quart size; Boys-gallon size
  • A personal-sized hand sanitizer to keep in locker
  • Inexpensive earbuds or headphones compatible with Chromebooks


Keep these guidelines in mind when putting your notebook together to make sure you get the best possible grade:

1. Pages must have page numbers in the upper right hand corner of each page.  If not, this will be minus 10 points.

2. Pages must be in order according to the table of contents.If not, this will be -10 points.

3. Pages must all be present in the notebook. If not, this will be -10 points for EACH missing page.

4. Pages must be secured in the notebook. In other words, no pages that are falling out or just stuck into the notebook. If pages are unsecured, this will be -5 points.

If you did not get an opportunity to organize your notebook in class, here is how it should be put together...


Chapter 9

1. Contents

2. Definitions

3. Study Guide

4. Lesson 1

5. Hamilton v. Jefferson Chart

6. Political Parties Chart

7. Lesson 2

8. Lesson 3


Chapter 10 Notebook

1. Contents

2. Definitions

3. Study Guide

4. Lesson 1

5. Election of 1800

6. Louisiana Purchase Map

7. Lesson 2





Monday 11/30 - Chapter 10, Lesson 2 (ALL) and study for Chapter 10 Midchapter Quiz.

Tuesday 12/1 -

Wednesday 12/2 -

Thursday 12/3 -

Friday 12/4 - NONE, enjoy your weekend!

Homework Hotline 615-298-6636

*Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Please remember to check Aspen to view your child's grade at any time.


Week of November 30-December 4

We will be continuing to work on Chapter 10, which covers the following topics/standards:

1. Election of 1800

2. Marbury v. Madison

3. Louisiana Purchase / Lewis and Clark Expedition

4. Barbary Pirates / Embargo Act

5. War of 1812



8.29 - Analyze the significance of the election of 1800 and Chief Justice John Marshall's opinion in Marbury v. Madison.


8.30 - Explain the major events of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, including: Conflict with the Barbary pirates, Embargo Act, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Louisiana Purchase


8.31 - Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the War of 1812, including: Use of impressment and trade restrictions between the U.S. and Great Britain, roles of Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison, significance of the Treaty of Ghent, rise of nationalism in the United States.