Middle School World History - Grade 7
To acquaint students with the origins of civilization, early societies, and the historical roots of the Middle Age Era with a focus on the geographical influences of region, development of political institutions, and cultural relations.
American History 1787-1865 Grade 8
To acquire an understanding of United States history and government focusing on the development of our Constitution through the Civil War. Emphasis will be on Pennsylvania and United States history, relationships with the world, geography, and economics.
Civics and Economics - Grade 8
This is a social studies course that contains topics students can talk about at the dinner table, see on the news, or read about on the Internet. The course is divided into four main sections: Economics (12 weeks), Careers (2-3 weeks), Federal/State Government (12 weeks), and Crime and Law (9 weeks). The course is designed to enable students to understand a number of key points such as how the world's economies function; the function of money and how to budget it; what each student's options and interests are after high school; the creation and functions of the federal government; the functions of laws, types of crimes, trial and punishment process. Another key objective of the course is to improve skills including compare/contrast, analyzation, debate, and written response skills.