Social Studies

Social Studies

Department Goal: Social Studies today is designed to help students who will spend their adult lives in the complex world of the twenty-first century. As a result of this, and following the guidelines of New York State, JHS 118 provides social studies education that develops the students’ knowledge, digital skills, attitudes and prepares them to live effectively in this century. We incorporate the teaching of historical, geographic, political, social, and cultural knowledge to help them achieve good citizenship, strong leadership, and a rich cultural life.

Curriculum Overview:

  • Grade 6:The Eastern Hemisphere
  • Grade 7: History of the United States and New York- Part I
  • Grade 8: History of the United States and New York- Part II


Discovery Education


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