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History Social Studies Department

Here is where you’ll find information on our awesome History Social Studies Department.


History Standards
Common Core Standards


Course Descriptions

7th Grade Social Studies

Students in grade seven study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, Central and South America, and Asia in the years 500 to 1789. They examine the growing economic interaction among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Through their study of world history content, students also learn intellectual skills such as spatial and chronological thinking, points of view, historical research, and historical interpretation.

U.S. History 8

The U.S. History 8 curriculum focuses on the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to Industrialism. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions, students trace the evolution of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. Additionally, students make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.

Honors English 8 and Honors U.S. History 8 (8th grade only)

Honors English and History–Social Science are rigorous courses designed to challenge our most capable students. This course covers depth, complexity, novelty, and acceleration as strategies to meet the unique needs of high achieving students. Students will explore the curriculum described above in English 8 and U.S. History 8 in greater depth and will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of mastery in their application of the skills and knowledge acquired in their course of studies. Teacher recommendation is required for placement.


Honors Criteria

Academic Competitions

Resources for Students