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"Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think." - Margaret Mead




During the course of the year, students will be writing, analyzing, identifying, investigating, evaluating, explaining, and constructing thoughts and ideas related to their specific content. Students will be graded on their ability to write and form sentences. The 21st Cetnury is doing a lot with teaching and learning across curriculums and integrating other classes into different lessons. Writing is a big part of Social Studies. 


7th Grade US History


During the course of the year, the students will:

1. Examine factors that led to continuity and change in human and group behavior, recognize the interaction between individuals and various groups, analyze global interconnections, and critique historical sources and evidence. 

2. Explain how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions influence culture.

3. Explain how global interconnections influenced early American History.

4. Analyze connections among early American historical events and developments in broader historical contexts. 

5. Examine and explain the origins, functions and structure of government with reference to the US Constitution and other founding documents. 

We will be covering the time period from 1500 (beginning of civilization) to 1860 (before the civil war begins)



9th Grade Geography


During the course of the year, the students will:

1. Create geographic representations, evaluate human environment interaction, analyze human population movement and patterns, and analyze gobal interconnections. 

2. Analyze the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration. 

3. Employ maps to display and explain the spatial patterns of human and environmental characteristics. 



11th Grade Government (1st Semester)


During the course of the year, the students will:

1. Analyze civic and political institutions, and apply civic virtues and democratic principles, interpret processes, rules, and laws. 

2. Evaluate how the US Constitution establishes the Rule of Law, governmental powers and responsibilites, as well as limits to a government. 

3. Analyze the role of citizens in the US political system, with attention to the definition of who is a citizen, expansion of that definition over time, and changes in participation over time. 



11th Grade Economics (2nd Semester)


During the course of the year, the students will:

1. Engage in economic decision making, critique exchange and markets, evaluate the national economy, and assess the global economy. 

2. Use economic indicators to evaluate economic conditions. 

In addition, the students will be learning how to apply for loans, apply for scholarships, learn about filing taxes, writing a resume and cover letter, how to budget their money, and we will be doing a final simulation of the real world and the economic decisions they will encounter after high school.