Our geography curriculum examines the Earth’s physical, cultural, historical, and political geography.
Through lecture, discussion, written assignments, current event studies, and hands-on projects, students will acquire map skills, examine the geological science and the five themes of geography, and broaden their understanding of global issues that include ecological, demographic, and economic study. Modern 20th Century United States History for the 8th graders is a year-long course, starting at the Civil war and continuing through modern history, which includes the overview of various but essential people, time periods, ideas, and events. Class discussion, role-play simulations, mock trials, cooperative group assignments, current event discussions, and topical lectures help facilitate both content level mastery and higher level thinking skills. Upon completion of this course, students will increase their ability to think critically, ask significant questions, and research and read historical materials.