This class studies and evaluates the foundations of the English colonies of North America, the formation of an American identity, the disintegration of British possession of the colonies, the establishment of an American republican government, the political traditions of the American State, the breakdown of American cohesion, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Geography is a required course for all 7th grade students.  Geography is the scientific study of the physical & human features of the Earth; which includes the cultural, religious and economic characteristics of humankind in all areas of the world.  In today’s globalizing world, the study of geography allows people from any walk of life to better understand the world that surrounds them.

This is a semester course in which students will explore historical and contemporary issues from around the United States and the world. This course provides students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the issues that frequent online, print, and television news that fuel the controversies dividing our population here in the United States as well as around the globe.

While this course will be flexible to accommodate significant current events, it is not simply a current events course. The general direction of the class will be to study how and why we make decisions, how we perceive right and wrong, and what role the individual has in society.

This academic course examines the major turning points in American history beginning with the events directly following the American Civil War. From there, we will explore the major reform movements, the changing nature of business and government, foreign intervention, the Great Depression, Second World War, the United States as a world power, the Cold War and the struggle to achieve class, ethnic, racial, and gender equality.

The course extends to the modern day. Contemporary issues such as globalization, economic interdependence, terrorism and world cultures will also factor into our analysis of international conflict and cooperation. 


The purpose of this World History course is to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of interaction between the different types of human societies. Using relevant factual knowledge used in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence this course will study the political, economic, and social issues of the world using interaction as a uniting theme.  The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. 

This exploration of "history" will include many different subject matters; from geography and economics, to government and politics. The first semester will emphasize topics between roughly 5,000 BCE to 1850 CE. The second semester will emphasize topics between 1800 to the present.