History

6th Grade - Ancient World History

The 6th grade year is a study of ancient world history and geography. Students study the development of world civilizations in the Eastern Hemisphere, beginning with Early Humankind and the Neolithic Revolution through the development of the first major civilizations. All units include an examination of the impact of economics, politics, and social history on the developing world. The five themes of geography (location, movement, region, place, and human-environmental interaction) are woven into all the units, with emphasis on how geography affected the development of these civilizations. Students will learn about related careers in history/social science.

7th Grade - Medieval and Early Modern World History

During the 7th grade year, students study world history and geography during the post-classical and early modern eras. Students continue to develop historical thinking skills to investigate and create arguments about the causes and consequences of historical events. Through historical inquiry students analyze the development and changes of states and empires including the role of individuals. Students study the increasing interaction between peoples and the resulting transformations. By utilizing a thematic approach, the concurrent nature of many of the events can be addressed so that students understand how they impacted each other. All units include an examination of the impact of religion, economics, politics, and social history on the medieval and early modern eras.

8th Grade - U.S. History: Growth and Conflict

The 8th grade year is a study of the critical events, issues, and individuals in United States History to 1880. It begins with a selective review of the Age of Exploration, the colonial period and the American Revolution. The major focus of the year is the development of the Constitution, the impact of the Westward Movement, and the struggles of the Civil War and Reconstruction. All units include an examination of the impact of economics, politics, and social history on the development of the United States. The five themes of geography (location, movement, region, place, and human-environmental interaction) are woven into all the units, with emphasis on how geography affected the development of the growing nation. Students will learn about related careers in history/social science. They will also complete their high school program and class selections as part of this course.

In History classes, students learn through many different activities