Ancient Civilizations 6th Grade
(2 semesters required)
In this course designed for 6th graders, the key social studies’ goals include respecting the dignity of each individual, recognizing similarities and differences, accepting diversity, learning about independence and interdependence, the development of citizenship skills, and committing to justice, equality and fairness. These goals are met during a comprehensive study of the Eastern Hemisphere from the earliest known civilization through Greece and Rome. Geography, graphing, charting and mapping skills are integrated as they relate to what students study. The students become better citizens with a more developed sense of fairness and equality. They know what is taking place in the world around them. They understand why civilization started and how it grew and changed over time.
From Time Immemorial to Reconstruction
(2 semesters required)
In this course students build upon the foundation build in the sixth grade. Student attention will focus on the physical, economic, social, religious, and political patterns of that area. Methods of learning include the textbook, maps, lectures, reports and videos all related to the area of study. Students will also do projects involving other core classes as well as an interdisciplinary approach. As a result, students will better understand their world around them. This will help students become more aware and informed about our ever-changing world for the development of our young people as organized and responsible members of society.
This course offers students a look into America’s past, focusing on the time period from exploration through reconstruction. In this challenging curriculum, students have an opportunity to study how colonization intersected and impacted the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere including America’s many indigenous tribes, how slavery and the slave trade influenced the development of the early colonies and how this history of slavery continues to influence events and people in the United States today.
US History & WA State History 8th Grade(2 semesters required)
This course explores from reconstruction to present time. Students will also do projects involving other core classes as well as an interdisciplinary approach. As a result, students will better understand their world around them. This will help students become more aware and informed about our ever-changing world for the development of our young people as organized and responsible members of society.
Washington State history will be covered as well with a focus on integrating the many narratives of the people who are Washington’s indigenous people as well as the early colonizers and the many immigrant narratives that make up Washington today. Many activities will focus upon student involvement and projects which require students to work in teams. Activities include debating, presentations, incorporating fine arts, and role playing. Laptops will be used for various projects.