The sixth-grade social studies curriculum focuses on the Eastern Hemisphere throughout History from the ancient period to our modern world. Students develop an understanding of the larger economic, political and social frameworks of many cultures through world history. Major eras studied include the Neolithic Revolution, Ancient River Civilizations, Classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of geography and its impact on civilization, as well as the concepts such as supply and demand, interdependence, market economies, mixed economies and the basic economic questions of wants and needs, are interwoven into the core curriculum.
The seventh-grade social studies curriculum focuses on the development of early America and the Native Americans. We examine the development of the colonies and its effects on the American society and the American economy. We investigate American independence and the United States Constitution. We look at the westward expansion of the borders of our country and study America’s reform movements, slavery, and the American Civil War.
In eighth-grade social studies, our curriculum focuses on Civil War Reconstruction, industrialization, and immigration in America. We examine the Progressive Movement and reformers that helped shape our nation. We investigate the westward expansion of the U.S. and the effects of Imperialism. We study World War I and the Great Depression as well as World War II, foreign policy, and the Civil Rights Movement. We end the school year by investigating modern-day issues like the environmental conservation movement.
Of course, all my students will hone their reading skills through textbooks, non-fiction articles and primary and secondary source documents. Writing skills are addressed through reports, essays, and Document-Based questions.