Curriculum for the Digital Generation
MIDDLE SCHOOL: SOCIAL STUDIES
MIDDLE SCHOOL : SOCIAL STUDIES
StrongMind Social Studies courses focus on the study of the past and how it applies to the future. Throughout the courses, students develop their understanding of the past by studying primary sources, comparing social movements, and exploring ancient cultures.
HISTORY 7A – Medieval and Early Modern Times
This course students will embark on a historical journey to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas from about the first to the fifteenth century.
HISTORY 7B – Medieval and Early Times Part 2
In this second segment of the course, students will study the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Age of Exploration, examining the growing economic interaction among civilizations.
SOCIAL STUDIES 8A – Early American History (1491-1848)
In this course, students will learn about the history of American Indian cultures before the arrival of Europeans through the presidency of Andrew Jackson.
SOCIAL STUDIES 8B – Early American History (1830-1900)
In Early American History, students will work with materials that show the problems and issues America experienced as a young nation and their solutions.
Throughout the course, students will study primary and secondary sources, textbook readings, biographies, period literature, and related materials that will paint a picture of American history. Each lesson has several activities that will encourage students to explore American history. Activities and discussions will challenge students to think creatively and critically about each topic. In addition, the class includes two projects designed to develop and sharpen students research and writing skills.