Our Social Studies program empowers students to become responsible, life-long learners in the ever changing world. Our Social Studies program empowers students to become responsible, life-long learners in the ever changing world.
Through various activities and assignments, social studies students will become informed and compassionate young individuals who better understand the world. Learning from the past allows students to the keys to better understand the past, so one can appreciate the realities of the present and possibilities of the future.
This class is an exploration into the birth and development of America with special attention on the geography, economy, government, military, and people who helped build this country. The class will begin with the great civilizations in Mesoamerica and conclude with the period of Reconstruction, after the Civil War. Students will be introduced to various types of note taking, assessments, & assignments throughout the year.
This course will focus on Ancient World History starting from the dawn of man and ending with the Reformation. The course will be broken down into four major units: Early Man, Ancient River Valley Civilizations (Egypt & Mesopotamia), Classical Civilizations (Greece & Rome), and lastly Western Europe (Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation). Each topic will tie the past with the present to make connections between the people of the past to us today.
This course will challenge students through a variety of activities that will make history “come alive”. 7th grade Social Studies is an exploration into the birth and development of America with special attention on the geography, socioeconomics, government, military, and individuals who helped build this country. Similar to 5th grade in time-frame, this class goes into much, more detail and will cover additional American History topics. The class will begin with the early settlements in North America with attention to Native American tribes and societies to the Revolutionary War era and conclude with the period of Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
This class is an exploration from the Industrial Revolution through the Cold War and to today. Events such as Spanish-American War, World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, The Cold War, and other important historical events in the late 19th/early 20th century will be covered. Class will focus on developing skills to question and analyze texts of various kinds, identify the motives of historical individuals, learn about the United States’ changing role in the world, and examine the early stages of today’s controversies such as immigration, social inequality, and the role of government.
It is a challenging environment, but at the same time very comforting and nurturing. It is very like a family oriented a lot of attention to the kids when they really are thriving.