Course Description: Students in the middle-level social studies program will be engaged in the geographic study of world regions as they examine major civilization development. In the 6th and 7th grade curriculum students will trace the development of human society from its origin through the modern era. Students will explore patterns of change in continuity by focusing on the expansion of and the decline of civilizations, patterns of geography, and development of political, economic, and societal systems. This class will be interactive for students to enhance their understanding of global connections and their role in the world around them.
Interactive Notebook: Each student will be keeping an interactive notebook for the year. This means that all in-class assignments and notes will be kept in the notebook. This will allow students to have a personal portfolio of their work for each quarter. In addition, it will be used as a study aid and documentation of the work that is being completed daily.