Middle School History & Social Sciences
In Middle School, students are introduced to the study of history and the social sciences. One of the primary missions of the department is to expose students to the diverse world in which they live. Promoting the understanding of human kind’s connections with place, environment, and one another is emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Through a variety of challenging, age-appropriate texts, students learn how to read critically and identify an author’s bias. Students learn how to develop an arguable assertion and defend it with relevant evidence. Technology plays a critical part in the curriculum, including instruction in the use of sophisticated mapping software and the Internet as a research tool.