History - Social Sciences
Grades 6 through 8


Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills

Chronological and Spatial Thinking
Research, Evidence, and Point of View
Historical Interpretation


Sixth Grade

  • Early Humankind and the Development of Human Societies
  • The Beginnings of Civilization in the Near East and Africa: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
  • The Foundation of Western Ideas: The Ancient Hebrews and Greeks
  • West Meets East: The Early Civilizations of India and China
  • East Meets West: Rome

Seventh Grade

  • Connecting with Past Learning: Uncovering the Remote Past
  • Connect with Past Learning: The Fall of Rome
  • Growth of Islam
  • African States in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times
  • Civilizations of the Americas
  • China
  • Japan
  • Medieval Societies: Europe and Japan
  • Europe During the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution
  • Early Modern Europe: The Age of Exploration to the Enlightenment

Eighth Grade

  • Connecting with Past Learning: Our Colonial Heritage
  • Connecting with Past Learning: A New Nation
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Launching the Ship of State
  • The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800 – 1850: the West, The Northeast , The South
  • Toward a More Perfect Union: 1850 – 1879
  • The Rise of Industrial America: 1877 – 1914