Middle School History
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The History Department offers a wide range of courses, encompassing the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual tradition of humankind. The department seeks to inspire students to think critically and creatively by asking students to compare historical knowledge to situations they encounter in their lives today.
Two key skills taught through history are analyzing sources and committing that analysis to the written word. Through the study of history, students are introduced to expository and analytical writing starting in the sixth grade, then growing in both length and depth through seventh and eighth grades. Both primary and secondary source documents are used.