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Social Studies Teachers

Juliet Freeman

Social Studies Teacher

Sarah Gerfen

Social Studies Teacher

Heidi Kneff-Eacott

6th Grade  & Social Studies Teacher

Haley Rollins

Social Studies Teacher

Kelly Salisbury

6th Grade  & Social Studies Teacher

Jennifer Strickler

Social Studies Teacher


Social Studies

Social Studies students in grades 6 and 7 use analysis, reflection and historical interpretation skills as they complete studies focused on Ancient Civilizations and World History.

Sixth grade students study ancient civilizations to include Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, India, China and the Americas, as well as the Greeks and Romans.

Seventh grade students study world history and geography with a focus on Medieval and Early Modern Times.  Seven civilizations are studied; the Roman Empire, Islamic Empires Civilization and China in the Middle ages, medieval Africa, Japan and Europe and the Mesoamerican and Andean civilizations of the Western Hemisphere.  The course of study culminates with the study of the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution and the political and economic changes in Europe in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

8th Grade

Eighth grade students study United States history and geography from colonization to World War I with an emphasis on growth and conflict.  First semester begins with a review of colonization, the War for Independence and an in-depth study of the U. S. Constitution, the federal government and the republic.            

The course of study continues with units of study devoted to regional development in the northeast, west and south.  Second semester’s focus is on the causes and course of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the final weeks of the school year are devoted to the post Civil War years leading up to World War I.