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History/Social Science

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Middle School History and Social Science curriculum is based upon the 2008 Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning. Each grade level has its own standards, curriculum framework, and enhanced scope and sequence guides. By the end of the middle school years, the student has been exposed to the geography, history, civics and economics of the United States from its beginnings to the present.
 
No one can fully appreciate the good fortune we have to be Americans without knowing the events and people who brought us to where we  are today.  The goal of the teachers in the History and Social Science department at Swift Creek Middle is to offer the best guidance possible in helping students achieve the academic expectations, but more importantly, in helping them realize how lucky they are to live in this great nation!

6th Grade
The sixth grade course covers United States History from its beginning through 1865. Throughout the coursework students are taught to remember and recall the basic content using a variety of instructional skills activities. To push students beyond just learning the who, what, when, and where, lessons involving application, analysis, and evaluation are incorporated into the curriculum to help students further understand the how and why.

7th Grade
Seventh grade students begin their study with the Reconstruction period in 1865 and proceed to the present. Throughout the coursework students are taught to remember and recall the basic content using a variety of instructional skills activities. To push students beyond just learning the who, what, when, and where, lessons involving application, analysis, and evaluation are incorporated into the curriculum to help students further understand the how and why.

8th Grade
Eighth grade students examine the role citizens play in the political, governmental and economic systems in the United States. Throughout the coursework students are taught to remember and recall the basic content using a variety of instructional skills activities. To push students beyond just learning the who, what, when, and where, lessons involving application, analysis, and evaluation are incorporated into the curriculum to help students further understand the how and why.