Middle School Curriculum (6-8)

Social Studies

Sixth Grade 

  • Study ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome
  • Trace the rise and fall of civilizations as well as how each was shaped by geography
  • Develop a sense of time regarding B.C. and B.C.E.
  • Study the long lasting contributions each civilization gave to the world
  • Complete a timeline to compare the accomplishments and legacies of each civilization
  • Participate in a field trip that allows students to see ancient artifacts and artistic recreations of the ancient world to further appreciate the great works of these societies
  • Create a time travel diary in which they visit 7 specific places or events of the ancient world within a 750 year time-span

Seventh Grade 

  • Study Western civilization from Medieval Europe to European colonization
  • Analyze the evolution of governments and economics
  • Trace the evolution of art and philosophy during these eras, analyze their impacts on societies
  • Explore social structures and cultural practices of the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Develop content area reading skills and critical thinking skills with emphasis on primary source documents and relevant works of art from various years
  • Expand and support ideas through writing in the content area
  • Culminate cross-curricular study of Medieval Era with a Medieval Feast
  • Culminate cross-curricular study of  early colonial America with a Colonial Fair


Eighth Grade 

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the political, economic, social and cultural influences that created the United States
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments and beliefs
  • Participate in the Patriots V. Loyalist debate
  • Distinguish relevant and irrelevant facts within the readings and while researching
  • Understand the chronology of major events
  • Write persuasively during the creation of indentured servant advertisements and the patriot or loyalist speech
  • Analyze similarities and differences between such topics as: New England, Middle, and Southern colonies, indentured servants and enslaved Africans, Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, confederate and union soldiers, and socialism and capitalism
  • Explore cause, effect, and consequences
  • Analyze and compare maps
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information when researching
  • Analyze primary source documents such as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Gettysburg, and others

Andrews Osborne Academy

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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.