The Middle School History program introduces students to problem-solving, research, and critical thinking skills, as well as map reading, statistics, and graph and chart interpretation. Students distinguish between primary and secondary sources and assess them by a variety of methods. They also develop time-management skills and effective study methods and learn the proper form for research papers.
Geography is the primary focus of sixth grade, followed by American Studies and Washington State History in seventh grade. In eighth grade, students explore the development of belief systems and ethics by looking at world religions in the past and today.