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 History Department

History-Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
(National Council of the Social Studies, 1993)

 

 6th Grade
Sixth graders learn about man's distant past and the great civilizations that arose in ancient times.  Topics include archaeology and early man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome.

7th Grade
Seventh graders study the empires that arose around the world following the fall of Rome.  Topics include the Byzantine Empire, Islam, Sub-Saharan African Empires, Feudal Japan, Feudal Europe, the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Age of Exploration and the civilizations of the Americas.

 8th Grade
Eighth graders explore our own nation's origins and development.  Topics include the founding of the colonies and the American Revolution, the early Republic, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Manifest Destiny and the westward migration, the Civil War and its aftermath, reform and the Women's Movement, and the rise of industry and immigration.


 
Parents are encouraged to visit the individual teacher web pages for more detailed information about the curriculum and for specific classroom policies.

2016-17 Teacher Assignments:
 

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Mrs. Becker

Mrs. Becker

Ms. Barr

 Mrs. Gillis

 Mrs. Gillis

 Mrs. Godfrey

Mrs. Godfrey

 


  
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