MS Social Studies

Our social studies program is designed to help students understand and make sense of their place in the world. Students study a variety of concepts including:

  • Time, continuity and change;
  • Connections and conflict;
  • Geography, culture, society and identity;
  • Government;
  • Production, distribution, and consumption.

Students begin their middle school experience in sixth grade with a study of the medieval world, beginning in Europe and continuing through Islamic and Asian cultures. Seventh grade offers a focused examination of early modern Europe, beginning with the age of exploration and continuing through the Enlightenment and Renaissance. In eighth grade, students explore the modern world through the study of human geography, with a focus on sustainability and the global impact of economic development.