Social Studies Department
The Social Studies courses for students in grades 7 and 8 at James Monroe High School are “Social Studies 7” and “Social Studies 8”. These foundational courses follow the NYS scope and sequence that are designed to prepare students for their work in commencement (9-12) level social studies courses. In 7th grade Social Studies, students will focus on the history of the United States through the Reconstruction period (1877). 8th grade Social Studies begins with the period of Industrialization and continues to the present day. Each grade year incorporates an overarching research experience. In 7th grade students look at influential figures in U.S History. In 8th grade students look at specific events in U.S. History that have shaped our country.