Social Studies: 6th Grade
This course consists primarily of the history, physical and human geography, and politics/civics of Canada and Latin America (including the Caribbean). From the origins of civilization to colonialism, personal finance to the homogenizing effects of globalization, we examine people and the land in the western hemisphere from 30000 B.C.E. to the present. The class includes regular current events discussion and emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving through evidence analysis. Sixth grade Social Studies prioritizes student involvement through a multitude of student centered activities; group work, projects, presentations, role-playing, research, primary source analysis, journals, and discussion.