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Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 7. It incorporates Core Knowledge topics in addition to 7th grade social studies standards, which include the history and geography of the ancient world, the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. Besides learning how to respond to essay questions and write creatively, students will experience hands-on learning as they role-play, examine primary source materials, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. Seventh grade Core Knowledge history topics go beyond the Age of Exploration into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students will read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to America becoming a world power, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, and World War II to prepare for more in-depth knowledge and analysis of the world we live in.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 7 H 888512

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 7. It incorporates Core Knowledge topics in addition to 7th grade social studies standards, which include the history and geography of the ancient world, the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. Besides learning how to respond to essay questions and write creatively, students will experience hands-on learning as they role-play, examine primary source materials, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. Seventh grade Core Knowledge history topics go beyond the Age of Exploration into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students will read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to America becoming a world power, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, and World War II to prepare for more in-depth knowledge and analysis of the world we live in. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 7 P 888511

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 8. It incorporates Core Knowledge history topics in addition to 8th grade social studies standards. Eighth grade content standards in social studies follow the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of minority groups, which make up the American people. Core Knowledge 8th grade history topics go beyond progressivism into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to World War II, the Vietnam War, the Middle East conflicts, as well as the Civil Rights Era, to prepare students for more in-depth knowledge and analysis. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 8 H 888514

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 8. It incorporates Core Knowledge history topics in addition to 8th grade social studies standards. Eighth grade content standards in social studies follow the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of minority groups, which make up the American people. Core Knowledge 8th grade history topics go beyond progressivism into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to World War II, the Vietnam War, the Middle East conflicts, as well as the Civil Rights Era, to prepare students for more in-depth knowledge and analysis. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 8 P 888513