6th Grade Ancient Civilizations
Take step back in time, to where it all began, as students begin their study with The Stone Age and early humans, followed by analyzing how the early civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Greece developed. Along with learning about these early civilizations, students also examine the origins of Judaism and Christianity. The development of farming, written language, agriculture, and architecture also play a large role, as students understand how parts of a civilization are connected. As the year comes to end, students study the rise of The Roman Empire…
7th Grade World History
….then as they enter school next fall, they learn about the fall of the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome, students learn of the rise and spread of Islam, followed by the civilizations of Africa, China, and Japan. Students continue to analyze civilizations through growth, conflict, and change as they look at Medieval Europe and The Middle Ages, renewal in Europe with the study of The Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the early American civilizations of the Aztec, Inca, and Maya. As, the year finishes, students learn of the New World explorations, along with the development of new ideas of government and human nature with The Enlightenment. They also understand that Spain and French have laid claims to land in the New World, and that England is eager to establish a colony…
8th Grade United States History
…in what is called Virginia. Along with the establishment of Virginia and the Jamestown colony, students learn how the Puritans and Pilgrims fled England in search of religious freedom, establishing the colony of Plymouth. Students spend the year examining the rise and growth of the United States, starting with American War for Independence, and ending with the reconstruction of the nation following the American Civil War. Along the way, students examine The Constitution and the launching of a new government under George Washington, the expansion of the nation in the acquisition of Louisiana, Texas, Oregon, and the Mexican cession, the rise of northern industry and southern agriculture, and the debate over states rights and slavery.