Middle School Social Studies includes an introductory experience with World and North Carolina/United States history, designed to lay a foundation for social studies courses in high school.
- 6th grade begins with a study of Early Man and investigates the Ancient and Medieval civilizations that existed around the globe. Their studies center on how geography influenced settlement, the need for and role of government in society, the development of economic systems, how culture impacts society, and how things change over time. Students will use inqiury and historical thinking skills to explore all content in this course.
- 7th grade studies begin with the Renaissance and Reformation era and continues to look at world history through modern times. Students look at the impacts of conflict and disease throughout history, the various economic and government systems that developed, how competition for resources influenced world relations, and how cultures have been united and divided by world events. Students will use inqiury and historical thinking skills to explore all content in this course.
- 8th grade students will explore North Carolina history from colonization to modern-day, with an opening unit examining all of United States history to set a foundation. Students will investigate the impacts of conflicts, the role of leadership decisions, how technology changed society, the development and role of government, the access various groups had to democratic rights and freedoms throughout North Carolina history, the actions taken by citizens to create change, and the contributions of various cultural groups in North Carolina and United States history. Students will use inqiury and historical thinking skills to explore all content in this course.