Course Description

7th Grade US History

Topics Covered: U.S. Geography - The Great Depression - The Civil War - WWII - Westward Expansion - The Cold War - Immigration - The Civil Rights Movement - Industrialization - The Vietnam War - The Roaring 20’s - WWI - Reconstruction

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The purpose of 7th grade U.S. History is to expose students to the past of the United States from growth in the West. This class will help students understand their own country and how we have become what we are today through exploring key people, events, and eras. Students will also think critically about issues throughout history, and explore the many points of view held by American people throughout history.


8th Grade Ancient Civilizations

Topics Covered:
 Geography - Early Humans - Mesopotamia - India - China - Egypt - Greece - Rome - Meso-America - Native Americans

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The purpose of 8th grade Ancient Civilizations is to expose students to the peoples of the ancient, their governments, religions, achievements, political systems, economic systems, and societies, in turn, creating a greater global awareness and to foster an appreciation for their respective contributions to world history.


Maine Learning Results met during the course of these classes:

A. Applications of Social Studies Processes, Knowledge, and Skills
1. Researching and Developing Positions on Current Social Studies Issues
2. Making Decisions Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills
3. Taking Action Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills

B. Civics and Government
1. Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns of Civics/Government
2. Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, and Citizen Participation in Government
3. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Civics and Government

C. Economics
1. Economic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Economics

D. Geography
1. Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Geography

E. History
1. Historical Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in History