• BLMS Social Studies Department
    6th Grade Social Studies
     
    World Cultures and Geography Part 1: Western Hemisphere 6th Grade social studies is the first of a two-year World Cultures and Geography program of study. This course will explore the Western Hemisphere that includes the history, geography, and culture of the United States,Canada, Latin America, Mexico and Central America, The Caribbean, and South America. Reading, writing, literature, and critical thinking skills are integral parts of the course. This middle school social studies course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills that will prepare students for success at the high school level.

    7th Grade Social Studies

    7th Grade social studies is the second year of a two-year World Cultures and Geography program of study. This course explores the continents, countries, and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. The major emphases of the course are the geography, history, people, and contemporary issues of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Reading, writing, literature, and critical thinking skills are integral parts of the course. This middle school social studies course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills that will prepare students for success at the high school level.

     
    8th Grade Social Studies
    The 8th Grade social studies course focuses on the history of the United States from 1776 through 1877. An appreciation of our heritage as citizens of the United States is developed through the study of important events in our nation’s history. Emphasis is on the American Revolution, the writing of the U.S. Constitution, and the diverse history of the 1800’s. Reading, writing, literature studies, use of primary documents, and critical thinking skills are integral parts of the course. This middle school social studies course emphasizes knowledge and skills that prepare students for success at the high school level.