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Social Science 6
A one year course of study is integrated with the English program and emphasizes ancient civilizations and culture from early man to ancient Rome. Literature, research skills, geography and writing are taught with historical themes. Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.
Social Science 7
This is a one year course of study covering world history from 500 A.D. to 1789. It begins with the fall of Ancient Rome, and covers the growth of Islam. African states in the middle ages and early modern period, civilizations of the Americas, and medieval China, Japan and Europe. The course of study continues with Europe during the Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution and culminates with the Age of Exploration and the enlightenment. Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.
Social Science 8
A one year course of study concentrating on a survey of United States History from the colonial time period through 1877; basic understanding of American government through its Constitution; an in depth study of the Civil War, as well as contemporary issues in the world. Students use a broad range of reading, writing, critical thinking, technological and research skills in their study of the social sciences.
Social Science Accelerated (See Placement Criteria)
Grades 6, 7, 8
The Accelerated curricula integrate basic skills and extend the District curriculum in humanities while adhering to State frameworks. These programs foster intellectual curiosity and encourage independent thinking and research. Open ended projects, thematic activities, and individualized assignments, as well as a variety of approaches are incorporated to enhance the basic frameworks.