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Old 08-14-2011, 04:54 AM
 
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I am just curious about what different states study in middle school social studies class. For example, in Georgia 6th graders study Latin America, Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and Australia; 7th graders study Africa, Southwest Asia, and Southern and Eastern Asia; and 8th graders study Georgia History. What does your state study in each grade?


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I'm private school- 6th is New World (focus in US, but also North & South America) history, 7th is old World, and 8th is US history.
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5th gr does US History. 6th gr does Anc. Civilizations and a few things they threw in, like humans interaction with their environment. 7th does Rome, Greece, and continues through European history. 8th does US History with a concentration on the Constitution.
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we teach World History from Mesopotamia to WWII.
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6-8th covers Ancient World History, Geography, and American Hist to 1860's...


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I am in a private school, so we do it a little different than the state. We do World History in 6th, World Geography/Cultures in 7th, and American History in 8th.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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World Cultures and Geography in 6th (not ancient)
*includes history, geography, economy, gov't, vocab. and culture)

Texas History in 7th

US History in 8th
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In our middle school in NJ...
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...6th grade covers US Geography & map skills and American History from the just after the Revolutionary War through the Civil War & Reconstruction.

In 7th grade, the curriculum is world geography, religions, economies, and political systems.

And then in 8th grade, the first half of World/Ancient History (finishing up in 9th grade with the 2nd half of World History).
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Thanks for all the replies. I find it interesting on how different each state is teaching social studies. I wonder how things are going to work out for us with common core in the future...
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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6th: prehistory-ancient Egypt
7th: US History from American Revolution to the Civil War
8th: World Geography


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Don't private schools have to teach to state standards too?? Curriculum may be different but standards don't change within a state.
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In OK, homeschools and private schools don't have to test, so they don't have to teach the state objectives.
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No longer accredits private schools. Most around here use ACSI or SACS. We are beholden to the standard laid out in our accreditation documentation, not state standards. Most Christian schools will use a Christian publication for science and history, and they cover all the topics, but maybe in a different order. Reading and math may use secular publishers (we use Harcourt) which is already aligned to our state standards. (or at least was, before the core curriculum.)

I will tell you that our curriculum standards met or exceeded the core curriculum in all areas, and my school does not screen/refuse students on academics.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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In Central Florida counties, we have (or are going to) 6th Grade - Ancient civilizations, 7th Grade - Civics, 8th Grade - U.S. History
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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6th: South America and Europe
7th: Africa, Asia, Australia
8th: NC History

Our state is almost ready to adopt what they are calling the Common Core Standards and that will change everything that we have taught for YEARS! NC is wanting to align our Standard Course of Study more with the National Standards.

The Middle School Course will be called World Geography, History, and Culture: Patterns of Continuity and Change.

6th will become: Beginnings of Human Society to the Emergence of the First Global Age (1450)
7th will become: The Great Global Convergence (1400-1800) to the Present
8th will become: North Carolina and the United States: Creation and Development of the State and Nation (which is pretty much the same)
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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MrTeacherDude, we are also going to adopt the CC Standards in Georgia. I have been teaching 8th grade Georgia History for 15 years and have been nervous about what we will be teaching once we adopt. I hope to stay with Georgia History and the US! That is my passion!
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I teach in a Catholic (private) school in Ohio and we totally follow state standards. Ohio realigned the social studies curriculum and our diocese went right along. The best part is I get Ancient Greece back!! We also must now take the eastern hemisphere cultures and countries from the ancient time to modern times. And the Central and South American cultures go back to 5th.
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