History

Junior High History is an integrated two-year curriculum which largely follows California scope and sequence along with thematic throughlines, to build informed citizens of the United States who are constructing an understanding of their context within the world.

In 7th grade, students focus on World History, emphasizing the period from the 3rd century BCE to the 18th century CE, with an eye to how the people of these times created ideas, institutions and traditions upon which our world today is built. The course culminates with the 18th century, providing a context for the 8th grade curriculum which begins with the formation of the United States. Seventh graders complete several small research assignments throughout the year.
 
In 8th grade, students focus on United States History, targeting the period beginning with the Revolution and continuing to 1914, on the eve of the United States becoming a global power. Through understanding the lives of people who have influenced American History, students build an understanding of differing and developing ideas about what our country should be and do. Eighth graders complete several small research assignments throughout the year. As an option, 8th graders may develop a large research project for participation in National History Day.