Social Studies

  • 7th Grade:

    Grade 7 Social Studies is arranged chronologically and incorporates geography as well as economic, social, and political trends. We will be tracing the human experience in the United States from pre-Columbian times through the Civil War. There is a focus on the people, events, and places in New York State when applicable. Throughout this course students will also be working to identify enduring issues by making connections across time. For example, when examining indentured servitude and slavery, we can examine human trafficking, experiences of immigrants and informed action that citizens might take. 

    8th Grade:

    Grade 8 Social Studies is arranged chronologically. We begin with the Reconstruction Period and end with contemporary history. As we engage with the historical content we will also tie in economics and social/political trends. Grade 8 Social Studies is divided into nine key ideas; the first seven trace the human experience in the United States from Reconstruction to the end of World War II. The last three key ideas examine different themes in the United States and New York State from the post-War period to the present day. This provides students the opportunity to explore contemporary issues and relate these enduring issues to the studied historical content.