In middle school, students enrich their understanding of their place in the world by exploring the people and events that ushered in the major Western and non-Western civilizations.
Students gain the knowledge, skills and civic values they need to become active and thoughtful citizens. Research projects, oral and written reports, power point presentations, debates and skits are part of the students' learning experiences. Students also learn from map work, timelines, artistic media and simulations of historical events.
In sixth grade, students explore history from the dawn of humankind through the rise of the major civilizations to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Seventh grade continues the study of world history to the European Enlightenment. Civilizations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas are covered. The origins of the major world religions are explored.
After their world tour in sixth and seventh grades, eighth grade students return to the United States where they study the origins of our nation.