This is an outline of the general curriculum offered for students in this grade level in our Diocesan schools. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where the students develop positive self esteem and succeed academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and aesthetically.
SOCIAL STUDIES: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
- Identify where and how key ancient western and non-western civilizations were formed
- Recognize events, inventions, and discoveries in the ancient world
- Relate key influence of ancient world history to their causes and effects
- Know physical characteristics of the world, which have been influential in shaping cultures
- Interpret different types of maps, charts, and graphs
- Compare and contrast problems and burdens that people have faced with today
SOCIAL STUDIES: MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TIMES
Possess a mental map of the physical characteristics of the world
Understand how geography has shaped and changed cultures throughout history
Understand how various cultures have shaped and changed our world's geography
Identify cultures in medieval and early modern times and the continuing impact they have on our society today...create a sense of empathy for the life and times in history.
SOCIAL STUDIES: UNITED STATES HISTORY
- Understand key influences which shaped our early country/a new nation
- Study the Constitution of the United States/Bill of Rights, etc.
- Possess a logical sense of the progression of United States history
- Create and interpret maps, charts, graphs, which show key information includinng-population, resources, movemet, battles, and changes over time
- Realize how the Church has addressed social justice issues and our call to respond