Our curriculum in American History is designed to be flexible with respect to the starting point for the class. The district curriculum calls for the period between the colonial period and the Civil War to be covered in 8th grade. However, we often find that, students entering the MAP school do not have a sufficient grounding in the early part of American History, especially the colonial period, so Mr. Montooth will assess the class and choose a starting point based on this assessment.
It is our belief that without a proper grounding in this early period, students will struggle with later Social Studies coursework, including US Government. We also find that knowledge of later period of US History can often be attained through the World History curriculum.