The Middle School Global Studies curriculum follows a three-year cycle of Comparative Cultures, U.S. History and World History. Our interactive, hands-on approach to learning brings history to life, as students engage in role-playing simulations, debates, analysis of primary text and historical fiction, research-writing, group projects and oral presentations. Guest speakers and field trips to local historical sites are welcomed learning opportunities.
Students build on their foundational understanding of geography, history, government and culture developed in elementary school. The middle school curriculum introduces them to more sophisticated topics in economics, politics, religion, immigration, war and peace.
With an emphasis on global citizenship, students deepen their understanding of the impact humans have had on the earth, and on the history and development of countries across the globe. Explorations of current events and contemporary global issues allow students to generate innovative ways to affect positive change and contribute to the global landscape in which they live.