Cesar E. Chavez Middle School
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Social Studies

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Welcome to Cesar Chavez's

Social Studies Department 

7th and 8th grade level

World and United States History

Today, World History and US History is a basic subject in the social studies curriculum across the United States. Nearly all fifty states have published history-social science content standards. In most states, these guidelines include recommendations for world and US history education. K-12 educators generally agree that young Americans graduating from high school should possess knowledge and understanding of world history, geography, and contemporary affairs.

World and US history teaching is challenging, however, because the subject embraces peoples around the globe, not just one nation or cultural tradition, and because the chronological scope–from Paleolithic times to the present–is immense.

World and US History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching our students here at Cesar Chavez Middle School. World and US History for Us All emphasizes three rationales for investigating the human past.

  1. Knowing who we are
  2. Preparing to live in the world we live in
  3. Attaining cultural literacy on a world scale

Our History Department :

  • Offers a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, and resources.
  • Presents the human past as a single story rather than unconnected stories of many civilizations.
  • Helps students meet state standards by providing assessments that relate to what is learned in the classroom.
  • Our department focuses on major peoples, regions, and time periods
  • Helps students understand the past by connecting specific subject matter to larger historical patterns.
  • Draws on up-to-date historical research. 

Our History Department is comprised of the finest educators with a great wealth of knowledge and expertise from various experience of K-12 curriculum, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. Technology is an integral part of the curriculum for research and projects.  Students also make art projects which are used as authentic assessments for comprehension. Differentiated instruction is given to ensure that all students are challenged and modified as needed for universal access.  

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