Social Studies

The Middle School Social Studies program sends students on a journey across continents and time. They begin in the United States as Fifth graders exploring the cause and effect relationships in American history through topics such as colonization, slavery, causes of the American Revolution, the Constitution, and Westward Expansion.

In Sixth Grade, students move onto the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and India, studying early humans and topics that include geography, political systems, culture, and technology.

In Seventh Grade, the pre-modern civilizations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas are examined, using religion and human geography as over-arching themes. In the last year of Middle School, students also complete an international issues unit, where they discuss contemporary political processes.