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.