6th Grade History
This course of study in world history focuses on the regions of the world, stressing history, geography, and citizenship. This course begins with a discussion on the important themes of History before moving into the study of prehistory and history. From early cave dwellers and hunter gatherers, students will study the ascent of early humans to beginnings of ancient civilizations. Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Nubia, India, and China will be studied during the first section of this course. Next, the civilizations of Greece, Rome, the Byzantines and Muslims and Africa will be covered. European history covering the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, and exploration will be followed by the rise of monarchies and revolutions.
7th Grade History
This class will begin with the study of the United States history from the early exploration of the Americas to the founding of British colonies in the "new world." From there, the emphasis will focus on the American Revolution and the creation of the republic of the United States of America and its early problems and triumphs. The course will culminate with the Civil War, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the period of Reconstruction.
8th Grade History
This course picks up where the seventh grade class finished last year with the Civil War and Reconstruction. The early chapters deal with the industrialization of the United States as it prepares to move into the twentieth century. Special areas that are highlighted in this year's study include the Great Depression, and World Wars I and II. A special class will be devoted to the study of President Kennedy's assassination in late November.