Middle School Social Studies will prepare students for their role as informed, responsible Catholic citizens in a democratic society. Using technology students will explore content of historical, as well as current events to understand how it pertains to life.
The emphasis is on an understanding of geography as well as an intricate look at the components of Ancient and Middle Age Civilizations' governments, cultures and basic life-sustaining needs.
Students will learn the origin and foundation of a republic by looking at U.S. history from Colonization to the Civil War as well as hone in on geography and mapping skills. In seventh grade the students will prepare and take both the US Constitution Test and the Illinois Constitution Test.
Students will focus on United States' political, social, economic systems starting with the Reconstruction up to present day. They will focus on the Industrial Revolution, Immigration, the Depression and the wars of the 20th Century. Students will work on both individual and group projects on Immigration, Ellis Island, WWI and old time Radio Shows. They will also work on geography and mapping skills.
The curriculum stresses achievement within a Catholic community.
The Diocesan curricular guidelines, consistent with the Illinois guidelines, are followed.