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Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

Middle School Social Studies Curriculum
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Time4Learning’s middle school social studies curriculum engages students from Day 1 with cutting-edge instruction, a variety of delivery methods, and content that makes them curious to know more. Our award-winning program uses a combination of animations, simulations, video-led direct instruction, relevant websites, and a myriad of activities that support the lesson’s topic to give students a better understanding of the world around them and the society they live in.

When choosing a middle school social studies curriculum, you should look for one that not only covers all recommended state standards, but is also flexible enough to let you personalize your instruction the way that works best for your middle schooler and your family. Time4Learning allows parents to preview all lessons ahead of time in order to choose the learning path that is the best fit for their student.

Teaching Ancient World History in Middle School

Sixth grade social studies typically focuses on the study of ancient cultures and/or world history. Our middle school Ancient World History course introduces middle schoolers to the history of ancient civilizations, geography, early economies, forms of government, and more.

If you are interested in teaching Ancient World History this school year, Time4Learning’s online curriculum  can be an invaluable tool. Middle school students will get excited about ancient civilizations of the world with our immersive activities and multimedia game-style learning format. Parents will love how it builds reading and writing skills as well as develops students’ historical inquiry skills so that they can better analyze information, interpret maps, make comparisons, and more.

Some of the topics covered in the course include:

  • Early Humankind and the Development of Human Societies
  • Early Civilizations of India
  • Early Civilizations of China
  • Ancient Greece
  • Roman Empire

Learn more about the Time4Learning Middle School Ancient World History course.

Teaching World History in Middle School

Another Time4Learning social studies course option for sixth graders is our World History curriculum. This course introduces students to how civilizations came to be, how past events and people helped shape the world we live in, how the first human societies lived and interacted, and how different periods in history affected progress.

If you will be teaching World History this year, you’ll want a curriculum that is rigorous, but flexible. Time4Learning’s social studies course covers all the World HIstory standards but allows parents to decide whether they want their student to complete the engaging lessons sequentially or to pick and choose topics to focus on. Students will learn through the use of engaging video lessons led by experienced teachers that help them gain a thorough understanding of the material with humor, real-world connections, and positive reinforcement.

During the course, students will focus on multiple eras of history including:

  • The New Beginnings of Human Society
  • Early Civilizations
  • New Empires
  • Regional Civilizations
  • The Age of Encounters
  • An Age of Revolutions
  • The Modern World

Learn more about the Time4Learning Middle School World History course.

Teaching Civics, Government, and Economics in Middle School

Typically, seventh grade social studies focuses on geography lessons, citizenship (including rights and responsibilities), government (federal and state), civics and economics, the right to vote and political systems around the world. Time4Learning’s Civics, Government, and Economics course for middle school is a year-long curriculum designed to build social studies knowledge while also enhancing literacy skills with domain-specific vocabulary and reading assignments.

To help you teach this complex subject to your middle schooler, our curriculum provides a diverse group of experienced teachers who guide students through the content, combining rigorous instruction and modeling of important skills with humor and positive reinforcement. Students will be able to make real-world connections as well as interact with maps, graphs, videos, and more to gain a deeper understanding of the material.

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • The U.S. Constitution
  • Branches of Government
  • Government on the State and Local Level
  • The Role of a Citizen
  • Economics

Learn more about the Time4Learning Middle School Civics, Government, and Economics course.

Teaching World Cultures and Geography in Middle School

Designed to introduce students to the study of geography, this two-semester course helps students master important concepts in physical and human geography. Middle schoolers will analyze population and settlement patterns, evaluate how human activities modify the physical environment, and compare development, standards of living, systems of government, and economic factors around the world.

If you will be teaching World Cultures and Geography this year, Time4Learning’s middle school course is a fun, engaging approach. Lessons involve interactive videos led by experienced teachers as well as multimedia stimuli, including maps, charts, graphs, photographs, and videos. Students will incorporate social studies skills to access, interpret, and apply information from a variety of sources.

Some of the topics your middle schooler will encounter in this course include:

  • Landforms and Physical Systems
  • Earth’s Biomes
  • New Technologies in Geography
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Geography of Each of the Continents

Learn more about the Time4Learning Middle School World Cultures and Geography course.

Teaching U.S. History in Middle School

Typically, eight grade social studies focuses on the major events and turning points of US history as it moves from the era of exploration through modern times. Time4Learning’s middle school U.S. History course is a  comprehensive curriculum that engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of our country. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped US history.

If you are comparing U.S. history programs for middle school, you should know that Time4Learning’s focus is to make sure that students are prepared for the rigors of high school coursework. Students investigate challenging and complex texts at grade level, and writing assignments provide opportunities for them to write clearly and concisely on a variety of important historical topics.

Some of the chapters of study include

  • Geography and Colonialism
  • Creating a New Nation
  • The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Shaping of Modern America

Learn more about Time4Learning’s Middle School US History Course.

Why Choose Time4Learning Middle School Social Studies Curriculum?

Help your middle schooler dig deeper into the different events in the ancient world and US history that have shaped our world. Expand their knowledge of geography and world cultures with Time4Learning’s social studies curriculum for middle school.

Time4Learning’s course offerings give your family the flexibility to use the program in whatever way works best for you. Each of our five multimedia online courses can function as a comprehensive homeschool curriculum or as an engaging afterschool tool to supplement your child’s education.

Some of the benefits parents and students will receive from Time4Learning’s middle school social studies curriculum include:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Multimedia-based approach includes rigorous, standards-based instruction delivered with humor and positive reinforcement.
  • In each lesson, students interact with multimedia stimuli, including maps, charts, graphs, photographs, and videos.
  • Engaging Projects are embedded throughout the course, for application of skills.
  • Students have access to a full suite of onboard learning tools to help them retain what they are learning, organize information, and complete assignments.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping helps parents easily create homeschool portfolios.
As a Supplement
  • On-screen teachers use clear graphic organizers to present lesson goals and lesson organization in a student-friendly manner.
  • Lesson videos with closed-captioning can be especially beneficial for students with special needs.
  • Interactive reading assignments allow students to highlight important information and add sticky notes.
  • Students have the option to repeat lessons and even retake tests and quizzes.
  • Each lesson includes content-specific vocabulary to build literacy skills.
  • 24/7 access means students can log in whenever it’s convenient for them, whether it’s after school or on weekends.

PreK - 8th

$19.95
  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

$30.00
  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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