Sixth Grade Social Studies:
Journey Across Time: The Early Ages provides an inside look at everything from ancient civilizations. The textbook starts with nomadic hunting tribes and quickly transitions to the early civilizations and agriculture of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel. The next journey students will take is to the classical world of Greek and Roman society. Students will learn about the intellectual aspects of these societies, as well as, how the government was shaped.
Seventh Grade Social Studies:
Journey Across Time: In seventh grade the students study the second portion of the textbook diving into religions and the middle ages. The students will understand the background of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. After, students will dive into the middle ages. The focus will be on Chinese, Japanese, and African civilizations. Seventh graders will analyze, interpret, and make predictions about primary and secondary sources that they read along the way.
Eighth Grade Social Studies:
The American Journey takes students on an adventure of the American story. The textbook will start with the end of the Age of Exploration and cover everything in between until the 20th Century. Students will start with explorers such as Columbus, Cortes, and Hudson and learn how they helped take and claim land for their respective countries. Students will then learn about the British and how their rule of the original colonies fueled a revolution within the people. This revolution led to a new nation and a giant question mark about how to run a brand new country. Students will analyze how the Founding Fathers shaped this country and created a constitution. Finally, students will interpret how the young country expanded westward and the troubles it faced along the way.