Social Studies - Course Descriptions

Social Studies 5 - Curriculum stresses geographic, economic, social/cultural & political understanding of the U.S., Canada & Latin America. Students learn factors that lead to different cultures & compare/contrast cultures of the Western Hemisphere.

Social studies 6 - Emphasizes the interdependence of all people, keying on the eastern Hemisphere. Geography & economics are used to develop & draw relationships and understanding about social/cultural, political and historical aspects of life in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Social Studies 7 - Chronologically organized study of U.S. and NYS history. Course content begins with Global Heritage of the American people prior to 1500 and ending with the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Social Studies 8 - Chronological study of the U.S. and NYS history.  Begins with an Industrial Society (post Civil War) and ends with the changing nature of the American people from World War II to the present. Provides a solid content base in American History.