The Scarsdale Middle School Social Studies program is designed to help students develop a better understanding of themselves and of the world in which they live. The sixth grade curriculum focuses on the development and achievements of prehistoric people, early civilization, classical civilization and the European Middle Ages. The seventh grade curriculum begins with the study of our global heritage prior to 1500, and traces the emerging American culture topically from Colonization to Reconstruction. In eighth grade, students examine the transformation of the nation to a world power in the 20th century, as well as the impact of technology.
The CHOICE (Cooper House Option in Contemporary Education) social studies curriculum is a two year sequence that incorporates much of the seventh and eighth grade middle school course of study. CHOICE's special interdisciplinary feature is the World Conference, a model United Nations designed for early adolescent learners.
Last Modified on June 22, 2009