Social Studies in the Grade 8

Our Social Studies in Grade 8 take us from the middle of the 19th Century to today, studying specifics of bygone days and also identifying similar historical trends in our modern world. As Mark Twain wrote, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.”

We examine the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century and the industrialization of China more recently.
We examine immigration in the United States then and now.
We learn about causes, effects, and strategies to preclude conflict on a global and local scale.

We learn about civil rights in the United States and human rights, both as historical episodes and continuing struggles.
We sharpen our mental maps, as our studies take us throughout the world, but especially North America, Europe, and Asia.

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