n middle school, students enrich their understanding of their place in this world with an exploration of the people and events that ushered in the major Western and non-Western Civilizations. In 6th grade, students explore history from the dawn of humankind through the rise of the major river 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 in this two-year period. 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. As a result of their coursework, students will 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.