16 Apr History Classes
In our Social Studies 5thgrade class, we are going to start a chapter on the American Revolution 1765-1783. We shall explore the causes of the revolution, the declaration of independence, the turning points of the war, the end of the war, and its lasting effects
Meanwhile, the 6thand 7thsocial studies class is investigating the charisma of Alexander the Great, hence completing a chapter on Classical Greece. Students will read texts investigating Alexander the Great as a hero and as a villain. Students will be expected to draw their own conclusions.
The 8thgrade historians are doing a lot of reading this week. Currently, we are reading texts on the European absolutism. Students are engaged in answering questions in the following categories: describing, explaining, analyzing, drawing conclusions, critical thinking, and making inferences, The main focus has been put on Spain’s empire and its absolutism.
The Upper school is investigating a theme called Change Over Time. With this theme, students are also involved in a lot of text reading on the revolution and enlightenment between 1550 and 1800. After reading and engaging in class conversations on the scientific revolution, students have begun investigating the major ideas of enlightenment and how this theme changed the worldviews and ideas over time.