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Junior High: Religion & Social Studies

Welcome to Jr. High Religion and Social Studies 

 

I hope that you find these classes interesting, informative- and fun! You will be working hard to develop new skills and understand new concepts throughout these years. I strongly believe in challenging students through a variety of activities that will make our curriculum "come alive".

 

 Junior High Religion


6th Grade | God’s People and the Old Testament

In 6th grade, students will know and understand Scripture and Tradition as sources of God’s revelation, how God reveals Himself to us. Students will also explore the ways the covenant was formed, built, redefined, and ultimately fulfilled in Jesus. All junior high students will participate in our Junior High Christian Service Program which will provid­e concrete opportunities for all students to build community by serving others as Jesus did.

7th Grade | The Life of Christ and the Sacraments

Our 7th grade curriculum centers on Jesus’ life, his teachings and the sacraments he instituted. Students will discover the ways in which Jesus calls each person to become his disciple and the ways in which his teachings, his sacraments, and his Church nourish people for discipleship.

8th Grade | The History of the Church

Our 8th grade curriculum centers on the Church from her beginning at Pentecost through her history, encompassing her teaching and Tradition. Students will explore the mission of the Church, entrusted by Jesus as the responsibility of all baptized Catholics.

Junior High Christian Service Program

All junior high students will participate in our Junior High Christian Service Program which will provid­e concrete opportunities for all students to build community by serving others as Jesus did.


Junior High Social Studies


6th Grade | Ancient Civilizations

Students in 6th grade will expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Students will develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. They will analyze the interactions among the various cultures between the contemporary and ancient worlds.

7th Grade | Medieval and Early Modern Times

Students in 7th grade will study the  social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500–1789. Students will study the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing during medieval and early modern times. They examine the growing economic interaction among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Students will learn about the resulting growth of Enlightenment philosophy. Finally, students will assess the political forces let loose by the Enlightenment and analyze the influences of these ideas in today’s world.

8th Grade | United States History - Growth and Conflict

Students in 8th grade will study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to World War I, with an emphasis on America’s role in the war. Students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War.