Sixth-Grade US History to 1865:This course will chronicle the history of the United States starting before the first Europeans arrived in the Americas and continuing through the end of Reconstruction. Individuals and groups that contributed to the unique evolution of the United States will be studied. The history of our country and government will be presented from its foundations in democratic ideals to its survival of the crucible of the Civil War. While focusing on political and economic history, this course will include a study of the early American culture.
Seventh-Grade US History 1865 to Present:This course will chronicle the history of the United States from the end of Reconstruction through the present. Individuals and groups that contributed to the unique evolution of the United States will be studied. Having survived the Civil War, the United States grew and changed into a modern world power. While focusing on political and economic history, this course will include a study of the American culture. United States History explores our nation’s past to show students how our political, economic, and cultural institutions have been shaped by events. The course also provides insight into our past leaders’ actions and their legacies so that future citizens and leaders can make educated and informed decisions.
Grade eighth Civics and Economics:This course will discuss the basic foundations and structure of American government. Students will explore the basic rights and responsibilities involved in citizenship and gather an understanding of how the United States economy functions. Only by understanding how the system works can a citizen truly work within the system. A basic understanding of government structure, due process, and economics, is essential for citizens to succeed in the United States.