Social Studies

Below is the three sequence for social studies:

6th grade - Geography & World Cultures

7th grade - US History

8th grade - Conflict, Civics, & Economics

The social studies curriculum is designed to integrate with themes being addressed in the English classes.  In 6th grade, students will focus on the literature theme of plot and setting while they are learning about actual places and cultures around the world.  In 7th grade, students will delve into the rich characters of US history, both nationally and abroad, and characters in literature.  And as 8th graders, students will contemplate conflict in both their ELA and their social studies classes.

In each class, the following topics and skills will be included:


  • History
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Civics
  • Government

Intellectual Skills

  • Asking questions and listening
  • Identifying and describing the world
  • Evaluating and forming opinions
  • Developing historical and geographic perspective
  • Thinking critically and constructively about the world

Participatory Skills

  • Interacting with others from similar and different backgrounds
  • Monitoring public events and issues
  • Deliberating and making decisions
  • Taking action to improve the community
  • Participating responsibility in the community
  • Promoting the common good