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6th Grade

The 6th grade course, World History, covers the contents of early humans through the Fall of Rome.  The content will explore the topics of geography, culture, and history. These topics will include; Pre-History, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Greece, China, India, Rome, the Israelites, and the Rise of Christianity. Students will also complete 4 DBQ’s (1 per 9 weeks) related to these topics.

7th Grade

The 7th grade course, Civics, focuses on U.S. citizenship, the obligations and responsibilities of citizens and the role they play in our government. Civics also includes the study of local, state and national government. Students will also read a book in class called-Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution.  Students will take a Reading Counts Quiz on this book.  Students will also complete DBQ’s that relate to Civics.

Both of the Civics sites below are free.

iCivics

Use iCivics (https://www.icivics.org/) to practice and solidify Civics information. Just click on the games and learn to master each one!

Civics (from the Escambia County School District)

Use this Civics site (http://www.ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/civics) to practice for the EOC. On the left are benchmarks. Click on each one for benchmark clarifications and to see practice questions. You will also find vocabulary listed for each benchmark. In the middle of the page is a link to FLVS Practice Civics EOC Test which is another set of practice questions for the EOC.

8th Grade

The 8th grade course, United States History, covers the time period of the late 1600’s-1880.  The content will explore the topics of geography, culture, history and the Civic Core.  These topics will include; Colonial America, Causes of the American Revolution as well as the battles that are associated with it, early government, early presidents, Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, Westward expansion, Age of Reform, Civil War and Reconstruction.  Students will also complete 4 DBQ’s (1 per 9 weeks) related to these topics as well as reading books that relate and completing Reading Counts quizzes.

Curriculum Leader: Ms. Rachel Peterson