Social Studies

St. Paul Lutheran School offers a robust, engaging and result-oriented social studies program. In the elementary grades, the students learn about the world around them in ways that make them excited to learn every day. Teachers provide activities that capture their imagination and help them remember key content.

The middle school experience includes a wide range of topics within the realm of social studies. In sixth grade, our focus is world geography. Students learn about culture, diversity and world events throughout the seven continents. The seventh grade year focuses on civics and the day-to-day challenges of our local and national governments. During the eighth grade year the students explore American history, from the arrival of the colonists to modern times. A wide variety of engaging activities encourage students to explore and understand the world around them.

6th grade:

  • Map skills
  • United States and Canada
  • Europe, Pandemic of 1819
  • Russia, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
  • Africa past and present, Ancient Egypt
  • South America, spatial inequality

7th grade:

  • Founding Fathers
  • Constitution 
  • Three Branches of Government 
  • Elections
  • Judicial system, local and national
  • Community awareness 

8th grade:

  • Thirteen Colonies/Jamestown
  • American Revolution/ Declaration of Independence/Articles of Confederation 
  • Westward Expansion/Manifest Destiny
  • Civil War
  • U.S. Presidents