We hope that history can be a subject to help students to become life-long learners. We will discuss what this course will entail with any of the course the Common Core assignments.
GRADES SIX THROUGH EIGHT
Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
The intellectual skills noted below are to be learned through, and applied to, the content standards for grades six through eight. They are to be assessed only in conjunction with the content standards in grades six through eight.
In addition to the standards for grades six through eight, students demonstrate the following intellectual reasoning, reflection, and research skills:
Chronological and Spatial Thinking
Research, Evidence, and Point of View
WHY THE HUMANITIES?
We hope that the ideas and concepts we learn as a class will help to make a better world through our understanding from the study of World History, Economics, and other social science disciplines. While math and science are also important we need young people to be non-violent and stop “haters” from making all kinds of folks unhappy, unsafe, and unsure of the future. Let us understand our world better to create an earth that can improve people’s lives for the future by understanding our humanity.
History opens the students to the past record of human experience. It reveals the accommodations, conflicts, struggles that individuals and societies have made. When people confront problems, and recording the consequences that have followed the various choices by individuals and society, are stories that need to be studied. In order to study the present day students must know the past. That past may show us where we need to go in next for a peaceful future. By studying choices and decisions of the past, students can confront today’s problems and choices with a deeper awareness of the alternatives before them and the likely consequences of each. Finally all through High school social science we must ask ourselves: Who are we? Where are we going? How will we define us? Have we define our unique identity? What is America? Most important, how will we maintain a Democratic Society here and a just world elsewhere? Many Americans believe that this is the public school’s purpose. Americans believe this search for adjudication and jurisprudence is the purpose of the United States Constitution and government, through education. The United States was founded on the ideas that Free Speech and the Pursuit of Happiness are fundamental for an exceptional Democracy, and are very important to educators. Further, openness and the search for truth depends on the ability of American citizens to know current issues that affect them, react to those political events, participate appropriately, and then confidently make decisions for change. Only if we teach students to critically think can they make good decisions and be able to search for a truth via educational institutions. However, as society becomes seemingly evermore divided, finding common ground for an educational system for that search seems improbable at times.