• The social studies department at Shaw Heights Middle School covers all history, economics, geography and civics content for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. As a department we focus on developing workforce readiness skills, post secondary education readiness, critical thinking strategies and group collaboration. Each grade level covers the Colorado state curriculum and standard. Below is a description of what each level covers and the teachers who teach each level.

  • Level 6 covers western hemisphere history, civics, geography and economics. This includes Meso American cultures like the Inca, Mayan and Aztec, exploration and trade. 

  • Level 7 content covers eastern hemisphere history, civics, geography and economics. This include, pre-history, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome and Medieval Europe.  

  • Level 8 content covers the American history, civic, economics and geography. Students start with the reasons for the American revolution and continue on covering the civil war and great depression.