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Grade 5: The Western Hemisphere

Grade 5 Social Studies is based on the history and geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interaction between societies; and the comparison of the government and economic systems of modern nations. It also incorporates elements of archaeology. The course is divided into seven Key Ideas that cover a time span from prehistory into modern times.

  • The students will be learning;
    • about the first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment. Their interactions with their environment led to various innovations and to the development of unique cultures.

Grade 6: The Eastern Hemisphere

Grade 6 Social Studies is based on the geography and history of the Eastern Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interactions between societies; and the comparison of trends in government and economics.  It also incorporates some elements of other social sciences.

  • The students will be learning;
    • The diverse geography of the Eastern Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement patterns in distinct ways. Human communities in the Eastern Hemisphere have adapted to or modified the physical environment.

Grades 7 and 8: History of the United States and New York State

In Grades 7 and 8, students will examine the United States and New York State through a historical lens. The two-year sequence is arranged chronologically, beginning with the settlement of North America by Native Americans* and ending with an examination of the United States in the 21st century. 

  • The students will be learning;
    • Grade 7: The physical environment and natural resources of North America influenced the development of the first human settlements and the culture of Native Americans. Native American societies varied across North America.
    • Grade 8: Regional tensions following the Civil War complicated efforts to heal the nation and to redefine the status of African Americans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 8- Ms. Leone

Posted on October 1, 2020

Grade 5: The Western Hemisphere

Grade 5 Social Studies is based on the history and geography of the Western Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interaction between societies; and the comparison of the government and economic systems of modern nations. It also incorporates elements of archaeology. The course is divided into seven Key Ideas that cover a time span from prehistory into modern times.

  • The students will be learning;
    • about the first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment. Their interactions with their environment led to various innovations and to the development of unique cultures.

Grade 6: The Eastern Hemisphere

Grade 6 Social Studies is based on the geography and history of the Eastern Hemisphere, including the development of cultures, civilizations, and empires; interactions between societies; and the comparison of trends in government and economics.  It also incorporates some elements of other social sciences.

  • The students will be learning;
    • The diverse geography of the Eastern Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement patterns in distinct ways. Human communities in the Eastern Hemisphere have adapted to or modified the physical environment.

Grades 7 and 8: History of the United States and New York State

In Grades 7 and 8, students will examine the United States and New York State through a historical lens. The two-year sequence is arranged chronologically, beginning with the settlement of North America by Native Americans* and ending with an examination of the United States in the 21st century. 

  • The students will be learning;
    • Grade 7: The physical environment and natural resources of North America influenced the development of the first human settlements and the culture of Native Americans. Native American societies varied across North America.
    • Grade 8: Regional tensions following the Civil War complicated efforts to heal the nation and to redefine the status of African Americans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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