Social Studies instruction at the middle school focuses on helping every student gain the knowledge of the past and present necessary to make them effective citizens of the future. Throughout the process the students not only get many opportunities to show their increasing knowledge and skills, but also to show their own creativity through a multitude of projects and activities. The study and discussion of current events and news announcements is encouraged as they relate to the various places and peoples.
In seventh grade geography students will work with maps and locations; weather and climate; natural resources and their relationships to areas of land, sea, or air; the various types of pollution and the problems they pose for our fragile environment; various animals of the world, and the concerns for endangered species and their habitant; and, of course, the many different countries of the world and the peoples and cultures that are part of them.
Eighth grade students study American history from discovery through current times. They examine and understand the origins of our American lifestyle, culture, and government. A close look at the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights is included.