Welcome to the 6th through 8th Grade Social Studies Department page. Thank you for visiting!
Athlos Leadership Academy uses the Northern Lights curriculum to meet Grade 6 Minnesota Social Studies Standards. Grade 6 features Minnesota Studies as the lead discipline, but the focus includes geographic, economic, and civic understandings. Students study Minnesota history and its government, placing the state and its people within the context of the national story.
The American Guidance Services: U.S. History curriculum is used to meet the Grade 7 Minnesota Social Studies Standards. Grade 7 features U.S. History (1800’s to Present) as the lead discipline with a strong secondary emphasis on citizenship and government. The interdisciplinary studies approach is further enhanced with important economics and geography content that round out the study of United States history.
The American Guidance Services: World Geography and Cultures curriculum is used to meet the Grade 8 Global Studies Minnesota Standards. Grade 8 features geography as the lead discipline with a strong secondary emphasis on contemporary world history. Content drawn from citizenship, government, and economics enriches the study of world regional geography and further develops the interdisciplinary studies approach.