Welcome to 7th Grade World History
and 8th Grade US History and Civics
Mr. BrusgardThe curriculum of this course encourages the use of concepts and skills in understanding historical, economic, geographical, social, political, and cultural events and how they are interrelated. Students are encouraged to develop a life-long ability to make informed and reasoned decisions and to become reflective thinkers. The ultimate aim of the curriculum is to enable students to learn about the past and to better understand the present in order to anticipate and prepare for the future and become responsible global citizens.
In seventh grade, students will learn about the history of the world, focusing mainly on areas including India, China, Japan, Africa, the Middle East and Medieval Europe. The class will examine the rise and fall of empires in these regions along with their achievements plus their cultural contributions to world history. Students will engage in the reading of primary sources, historical research, writing, map skills, critical thinking, and practice other skills for the 21st century learner.
Eighth graders will learn about the history of the United States about the Pre-Colonial Era, the American Colonies, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the early Republic and then move into learning about Civics and how the American government operates. The class will infuse current events to make the course work relevant to today's students. Students will engage in the reading of primary sources, historical research, writing, map skills, critical thinking, and practice other skills for the 21st century learner.