Welcome to the History Department

This is a generic website for the district.  Most teachers have their own website and you should contact them for that information.

I did include a snip-it about the grade levels below…. only a snip-it though.  If you want more information, please feel free to contact your teacher. 

IB - We are known in the IB world as Individuals and Societies.  We incorporate IB Philosophy into our classes in several different ways.  IB Characteristics are incorporated daily, comparing and contrasting historical figures with individuals from today.  We also bring in current countries and their backgrounds where appropriate with the topics that we are discussing. Each grade level has their own specialty when it comes to design.

A little about 6th grade Social Studies:

Study of early human man and the beginnings of our society as we know … Ancient Mesopotamia. Goes into the Hebrews and Egypt as well as India and China.  Should wrap up with Greece and Rome where 7th grade takes over. In each ancient civilization, we focus on geography, religion/beliefs, Social Systems, and Achievements.

A little about 7th grade Social Studies:

7th graders will be learning about societies in medieval times. We take over at Rome and start a discussion with the Fall of Rome. The other societies to be discussed are the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.  

A little about 8th grade Social Studies:

8th grade US History begins with Colonization in 1607 with Jamestown and a review of the Revolution Fervor.  The first trimester ends with the Constitution – we offer a field trip to the State Capital (October) in order to compare State and Federal Governments.

The second trimester begins with the Early American Presidents and their policies –   from Washington to Jackson. We wrap up with Manifest Destiny, spreading the American culture from ocean to ocean.

The third and final trimester is the Civil War to America at the turn of the Century.  

Please feel free to contact us at any time.  We are a dynamic team who are here to give the best education possible for your child.