Curriculum

  • Students will follow their Social Studies curriculum, researching a particular time period in the context of this year's National History Day  theme:

    Grade 5 (2013-2014) Rights and Responsibilities in History

    What are rights? Are responsibilities 
    always attached to rights? Are there times when rights protect some 
    while disenfranchising others—and is that 
    fair? ...Rights have taken many different forms. 
    America’s founders believed that individuals had certain fundamental rights, simply by virtue of being human...With rights come responsibilities,whether they involve exercising rights within specified limits or ensuring the rights of others. 


    Grade 6 (2012-2013) Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.

    The dictionary defines “turning point” as a point at which a 
    decisive change takes place. So a turning point in history is more than 
    just an important event that happened a long time ago. It is an idea, 
    event or action that directly, and sometimes indirectly, caused change. 
    This change could be social or cultural, affecting a society’s way of 
    thinking or way of acting. It could be political, leading to new legislation 
    or to a new government taking charge. It could be economic, affecting 
    how goods are produced, bought and sold, or how much or how little a 
    society has to spend on such items. A turning point can even cause all of 
    these changes and more.