In sixth grade, students are ready to deepen their understanding
of the Earth and its peoples through the study of
history, geography, politics, culture, and economic systems.
The recommended context for social studies
learning in sixth grade is world history and
geography. Students begin their examination
of the world by exploring the location, place,
and spatial organization of the world’s major
regions. This exploration is then followed by
looking at world history from its beginnings.
Students are given an opportunity to study a
few ancient civilizations deeply. In that way,
students develop higher levels of critical
thinking by considering why civilizations developed
where and when they did and why they declined.
Student analyze the interactions among the various cultures,
emphasizing their enduring contributions and the
link between the contemporary and ancient worlds.
In seventh grade students become more proficient with the core concepts in social studies. Throughout
the year we focus on a continuation of world history from sixth grade as students look at the
geography and civics. Students explore the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up through
Reconstruction and industrialization. After reviewing the founding of the United States, particularly the
Constitution, students explore the development of politics, society, culture, and economy in the United
States to deepen conceptual understandings in civics, geography, and economics.
8th Grade American History begins with the Civil War, after that we will learn in depth such areas like Reconstruction, Settling the West, and the two World Wars. Eighth grade students develop a new, more abstract level of understanding of social studies concepts. We will also discuss economics and compete in a stock market game which will give our students a real understanding of the importance of the economy.