Middle School Social Studies
7th grade Global Studies I is a combination of modern world issues and world history. Students learn about the history of the world and how it continues to impact us today. From cave people to the development of the first great societies, students learn about how ancient people connect to water scarcity, globalization and cultures, all while thinking like an economist, a political scientist and a geographer.
8th grade Global Studies II advances with the beginning of Western civilization to continue to examine how history relates to our modern world. Teachers focus on tying the social sciences to the other disciplines such as language arts, math, science and innovation. Students look at the development of the modern world, including the philosophies, conflicts and rights that have defined the 20th and 21st centuries.