Middle School - 

Science/Social Studies

Please enjoy this video from Amanda Beach, our seventh grade homeroom and middle school science teacher.

Curriculum Overview

Sixth Grade

These are the main skills your sixth grade student will learn:

  • Science - Earth Science

    • Interior layers of the earth​

    • Rocks and minerals

    • Plate tectonics

    • Water

    • Weather

    • Atmosphere

    • Solar System

  • Social Studies - Eastern Hemisphere

    • Map Skills

      • Longitude and latitude

      • Geography

      • Identify seven continents

      • Identify land forms

      • Identify and locate countries in Africa and Asia

    • History

      • Ancient civilizations of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

      • Identify colonizers of the African continent and resulting cultural impact

      • Origins of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

      • Research/presentation of important historical figures from Africa and Asia

    • American Government/Current Events

      • Three branches of government

      • Separation of powers

      • Presidential primaries and caucuses

      • Events leading to the Constitutional Convention in 1787

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Curriculum Overview

Seventh Grade

These are the main skills your seventh grade student will learn:

  • Science - Life Science

    • Cells and their function

    • DNA and genetics

    • Kingdoms and phyla of living organisms

    • Human body systems

    • Frog dissection. 

  • Social Studies - American History

    • First migrants to America

      • Bering land bridge

      • Native American cultures

      • First European settlers

      • Revolutionary War

      • Pre-Civil War

Curriculum Overview

Eighth Grade

These are the main skills your eighth grade student will learn:

  • Science - Physical Science

    • Chemistry

      • Atoms

      • Elements

      • Interactions and Reactions

    • Physics

      • Newton's laws of motion​

      • Forces

      • Simple Machines

      • Rube Goldberg machines​

  • Social Studies - American History

    • Civil War​

    • Industrial Revolution

    • Westward Expansion

    • World War I

    • The Great Depression

    • World War II

    • Modern history

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