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Overview of 6th grade Social Studies

The sixth grade course covers the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia. The content explores geography, culture, history, and the Civic Core (i.e., a study of American society and politics, and other people's ideas and lives both past and present that have influenced the development of the American democracy). The Civic Core unit traces the foundation of civilization in Mesopotamia and the foundation of democracy by comparing the government of ancient Greece with that of ancient Rome.

Overview of 7th grade Social Studies

Students will learn about the principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; and methods of active participation in our political system. The course is embedded with strong geographic and economic components to support civic education instruction.

Overview of 8th grade Social Studies

The eighth grade course covers the time period of 1607-1880, starting with European settlements of North American and concluding with Reconstruction of the US after the Civil War. The last six weeks of school are reserved for the teacher to address topics in United States history since 1880.

 

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