Social Studies

6th Grade

United States History I: This course covers the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times until 1865. The course discusses geography including the continents, water features and archeology. The course also discusses American Indians, explorers, West African societies and Colonial American societies. The course then discusses the American Revolution, the birth of the United States, inventors, abolitionist and suffrage movements. The course concludes with the American Civil War, the reasons, its impacts and its effects. At the end of this course students take the American History I SOL test.

7th Grade

United States History II: This course covers the history of the United States from 1865 to the present. This course discusses the legacies of the Civil War, geography including the 50 states and major cities, Reconstruction and  the growth of America. The course then progresses to the Spanish American War, World War One, social and economic changes in America, the Great Depression and World War Two. The course concludes with America’s changes during the twentieth century including the Civil Rights movement. At the end of this course students take the American History II SOL test.

8th Grade

Civics and Economics: This course covers the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia, as well as the structure and functions of government institutions at the national, state, and local levels. Students also study the basic principles, structure, and operation of the American economy. Finally, students study the rights, duties, responsibilities of citizens and the three branches of government. At the end of this course students take the Civics/Economics SOL test.