Academic Social Studies focuses on world culture, geography, and history from ancient civilization through the year 1700 CE. After an overview of basic geographical concepts, study continues with units on the Middle East, China, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Exploration.Students examine major civilizations of the past, their impact on their own historical time periods, and their contributions to the modern world. The economic, political, and social systems of pre-modern society are examined.
Grade 8 Social Studies: US History from colonization through 1890
Advanced Social Studies 8
This course focuses on the study of United States history from British colonization through 1890. The colonial era, the American Revolution, the origins of our national government, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction will be examined.
The course is designed for students who enjoy in-depth study of American history and seek rigorous, advanced-level work in the social studies. Students will be expected to use both primary and secondary resources to complete an extensive research project. Those who choose this course will also complete additional reading, writing, and skill-building assignments beyond those expected in the regular social studies classes.
Requirements for admission to Advanced Social Studies are an A average in Grade 7 Social Studies and teacher recommendation. Because of the demands of this course, students are not encouraged to take Advanced Science simultaneously.
Academic Social Studies 8This course focuses on the study of United States history from British colonization through 1890. The colonial era, the American Revolution, the origins of our national government, westward expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction will be examined. Students will enhance their communication and critical thinking skills, while learning about the events, trends, and themes of history.
Grade 9 Social Studies: US History from 1890 to the present.
Advanced Social Studies 9 (1 credit)
Advanced Social Studies 9 will cover the content of American history between from 1890 to the present. Topics will follow those in Academic Social Studies.
This course is designed for students who have demonstrated proficiency in social studies content and skills as well as language arts skills. Students will be expected to complete significantly more reading, informative and persuasive writing, and research projects than in the standard course. Some of the educational materials will be on a higher level than those used in the standard course.
Academic Social Studies 9 (1 credit)Academic Social Studies 9 continues work begun in Grade 8 and includes the history of the United States from 1890 to the present. Units include: Industrialism and Reform, America as a World Power, The 1920's-Great Depression-New Deal, WWII and Early Cold War, Decades of Change, End of the Cold war and Contemporary America.