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Social Studies







Teacher: Mr. McDonald Room 15

"We cannot escape history."- Abraham Lincoln
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia. - David McCullough


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6th Grade

Curriculum Highlights

6th Grade Curriculum:

In 6th grade Social Studies, we study what history is, history's relationship to archaeology and geography, human prehistory, the cradles of civilization, major empires of the ancient Middle East, Greek civilizations, Roman civilization, the rise of Christianity, Byzantine civilization, the rise of Islam, the early Middle Ages, and the High Middle Ages, including the concept of feudalism, the crusades, and the rise of West European monarchies. Throughout the course, the historical importance of developments in Judaism, Christianity, and the Church is emphasized.

Who Said It?

“If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness.”

Class Notes, etc.

Assignments

See Showbie and Homework Calendar.

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7th Grade

Curriculum Highlights

7th Grade Curriculum:

In 7th grade Social Studies, we study the beginning of the Modern Era, the Age of Exploration, the British Colonies, the American Revolution and its causes and purposes, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the economic and territorial growth of the United States from coast to coast, the institution of slavery and the causes of the Civil War, and the Civil War itself.

Who Said It?

"[The slave trade] is the most shocking violation of the law of nature . . . and makes every dealer in it a tyrant . . . . It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own."

Class Notes, etc.

Assignments

See Showbie and Homework Calendar.

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8th Grade

Curriculum Highlights

8th Grade Curriculum:

In 8th grade Social Studies, we study Reconstruction, the settlement of the Great West, the corporate revolution and amazing economic growth of the Gilded Age, the Progressive Age, World War I and its causes and results, economics, the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II and its causes and results, the civil rights movement, and the Cold War.


Who Said It?

"Politics makes me sick."

Class Notes, etc.

Assignments

See Showbie and Homework Calendar.

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