Welcome to Middle School Social Studies
The middle school social studies program engages students with the concepts that form the bases of human history, culture and environments. Classes focus on establishing both core subject knowledge and the necessary cognitive proficiencies in such areas as reading; writing; speaking; interpreting maps, globes, charts and graphs; and using various research resources. Basic concepts include how peoples’ lives are affected by their environment, how cultures evolve and how they are different and similar to one another, and the various forms of individual and social relationships. While specific content is different at each grade level, all courses are organized around geography, history, economics, politics, sociology and cultural anthropology.
In addition, all courses emphasize an awareness and appreciation of current events and how they reflect key social studies concepts, knowledge and principles.