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Seventh grade students ... explore the people, ideas, and events
that shaped the United States from post-Civil War Reconstruction through World War
II, including:
  • Industrialization
  • Progressive Reforms
  • Immigration
  • World War I 
  • Great Depression 
  • World War II
  
Seventh graders develop research, critical analysis, and creative thinking skills, such 
as constructing sound arguments, assessing credibility, explaining cause/effects, and 
examining patterns of change over time. Insight into the development of the United 
States as a world power and the effect of past events on the present is emphasized 
throughout the seventh grade course of study.

Eighth Grade Students … explore the people, ideas, and events
that shaped the United States from post-World War II through modern times, including:
  • Proxy Wars:  Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Arms Race:  US/Soviet atomic weapons 
  • Talks and Treaties:  Yalta, Non-Proliferation Treaty, SALT I and II
  • Crises:  Berlin Blockade, Hungarian Uprising, Cuban Missile Crisis, Prague Spring
  • Revolutions: Chinese, Cuban and Iranian.
The course is meant to gradually prepare the students for the rigors of high school history classes as well as pique their interest and curiosity in past events :)