SOCIAL STUDIES    

World Civilizations

Students will gain an understanding of early civilizations and their contributions to the foundations of human culture.  Students will comprehend the contributions of classical civilizations. Students will investigate the diffusion and interaction of cultures from the Classical Period through the Age of Discovery.  Students will understand the influence of revolution and social change in the transition from early modern to contemporary societies.  Students will understand the interaction of people in the global integration of the 20th Century. Every quarter, students will be expected to complete an individual or group research project on a topic of relevant subject matter.  

US History 1

Students will interpret the role of geography in shaping the history of the United States.  Students will investigate the relationship between events of different time periods.  Students will understand the changes caused by European exploration in the Americas.  Students will analyze European colonization and settlement of North America.  Students will understand the significance of the American Revolution.  Students will understand the structure and function of the United States government established by the Constitution.  Students will explore the territorial growth of the United States during the Civil War.  Students will examine the expansion of the political system and social rights before the Civil War.  Students will understand the significance of the Civil War Era to the United States.  Students will understand the development of the American West.  Each quarter, students will be expected to complete an individual or group research project on a topic that is within relevant subject matter. 

Geography for Life

Students will understand the world in spatial terms.  Students will understand the human and physical characteristics of places and regions.  Students will understand how physical processes and human activities shape Earth's surface.  Students will understand the interaction of physical and human systems.  Students will use geographic knowledge to connect to today's world. Every quarter, students will be expected to complete an individual or group research project on a topic that is within relevant subject matter.