• Current Scope and Sequence:



    Grade 6: Ancient Civilizations

    Course Description: This survey of Ancient Civilizations looks broadly at pre-history, and early civilizations; from hunting and gathering to settled, interconnected civilization. We will study political and environmental interaction, culture, social organization and economics of each time period.


    Grade 7: American History

    Course Description: The 7th grade American History course begins with the development of the United States Constitution following the American Revolution. The course ends with the closing of the frontier and the rise of industrialization and urbanization in America.  (1790's-1890's)


    Students will use historical and geographical skills to explore the early history of the United States and understand ideas and events that strengthen the union.  Students will continue to learn fundamental concepts in government, economics, and geography as they study U.S. history in chronological sequence.  The students will reflect on the significance of historical events and their influence on the present.  They will also study documents and speeches that laid the foundation of American ideals and institutions.  Active reading skills, study strategies and research skills will be taught and practiced as the students investigate historical American themes.


    Grade 8: Civics and Economics

     Course Description: Civics and Economics: Civic and economic education is essential for active participation by informed citizens. The civics part of the course will emphasize a study of government and individual rights and responsibilities. Students will explore the structure of the federal government, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, and the organization of state and local governments. Students will develop the skills to make informed decisions, to resolve conflicts peacefully, to articulate and defend positions, and to engage in the civic and political life of their communities.


    The economics part of the course will enable students to demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts. Students will become familiar with the economic system of the United States and how it operates. They will also explore the roles of various components of the American economic system. Students will examine their roles as consumer, worker, investor and voting citizen.


    Scope and Sequence coming 2023-2024!


    Grade 6: Equity, Justice, and Community Responsibility

    Course Description: This course is designed to engage students in enriching and meaningful conversations regarding the diversity of our community. The purpose of the course is to explore aspects of identity, as well as concepts of inclusivity, equity, the law, and social justice through the use of common texts, research, discussion, and classroom activities.

    Students will examine the cultural and historical contributions of different groups. Throughout the course, students will work to understand the roles of actively engaged citizens in our modern world.


    Grade 7: Roots of Civilization and Human Encounters

    Course Description: Throughout this course, students will study historical development, beginning with early civilizations and ending with the Renaissance.  Through the study of history, geography and economics, students will grow in their understanding of how human interaction and cultural exchange have contributed to the development of human societies.


    Grade 8: Reform, Revolution, and the American Experiment

    Course Description: The first semester of this course focuses on the exploration of global history from the Protestant Reformation in Europe to the French Revolution.  Throughout this course, students will grow in their understanding of how geography, economics, and civics shaped the world at that time and the impact those decisions had within a historical context. In the second semester of this course, students will use their knowledge of the Enlightenment ideas as driving forces for the American Revolution, and the creation of the “American experiment” as a segway to the study of American Civics.

Last Modified on September 12, 2022