Middle School Social Studies

Our Middle School students, as citizens of a culturally diverse and democratic society, will gain the knowledge to be active and engaged students in public life.

Fifth Grade - American History

In fifth grade Social Studies, students get a broad overview of American History from the Lost Colony of Roanoke to present day events. Students work both independently and collaboratively through projects. Students also create an interactive timeline of historical events throughout American history which includes primary sources.

  • This civic competence rests on democratic values and requires students to use knowledge about one’s community, nation and world.
  • Student citizens learn the inquiry process and employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Student citizens take initiative in making informed and reasoned decisions to promote individual character, initiative and peace.
  • Content standards include American History, Early Civilization and World Cultures & Geography.

Sixth Grade - World Cultures

This course focuses on exploring various world cultures. Students understand the region’s geographical, cultural, natural resources, economic and government processes. These five themes of geography are woven throughout the course. The students are able to look at world events and their impact on countries, cultures, environments, and individuals.

  • This civic competence rests on democratic values and requires students to use knowledge about one’s community, nation and world.
  • Student citizens learn the inquiry process and employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Student citizens take initiative in making informed and reasoned decisions to promote individual character, initiative and peace.
  • Content standards include American History, Early Civilization and World Cultures & Geography.

Seventh Grade - Ancient Civilizations

Students are introduced to the beginnings of the human story. As they explore the great early civilizations of Egypt and the Near East, India, China, Greece, and Rome, students discover the secrets of these ancient cultures that continue to influence the modern world. Students work collaboratively on projects, and research information independently to create engaging experiences which help them better understand ancient civilizations.

  • This civic competence rests on democratic values and requires students to use knowledge about one’s community, nation and world.
  • Student citizens learn the inquiry process and employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Student citizens take initiative in making informed and reasoned decisions to promote individual character, initiative and peace.
  • Content standards include American History, Early Civilization and World Cultures & Geography.

Eighth Grade - American History

In eighth grade Social Studies, students cover the history of the United States from European colonization in North America in the 1500's through the Reconstruction Era in 1877. Students analyze why events happened, compare and contrast primary sources, and research areas of interest using driving questions to guide their learning. Students work collaboratively on projects through Google Drive, as well as create projects on their own.

  • This civic competence rests on democratic values and requires students to use knowledge about one’s community, nation and world.
  • Student citizens learn the inquiry process and employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Student citizens take initiative in making informed and reasoned decisions to promote individual character, initiative and peace.
  • Content standards include American History, Early Civilization and World Cultures & Geography.