In 7th Grade Social Studies students will learn about the first half of American history.  We will begin by reviewing major concepts & ideas learned in Social Studies in grades 3 through 6.  We will then cover all of American history from the arrival of the first people to this continent to the Civil War period (see entire content list below).
    In 8th Grade, students will continue their study of American History to the present day.  In the past - 8th grade Social Studies students have taken a State Exam to assess their knowledge and understanding of all of the 7th and 8th grade content.  The NY State Education Department is in the process of updating this exam to reflect the Common Core Standards.  No date has been released for the return of the exam.


    World & U.S. Geography
    Early Migration to the Americas
    Early American Civilizations
    European Exploration of the World
    European Settlements in the Americas
    The 13 Colonies
    Colonial Life
    Colonial Conflicts & Protests
    The American Revolution
    U.S. Government
    America's Early Years (late 1700's - early 1800's)
    Development of the North & South
    Mid 800 Reform Movements
    Westward Expansion

    Division Over Slavery
    The Civil War