Chicago Grammar School

Middle School: History

In Middle School, the study of history shifts from learning the facts about a set of stories to understanding the story of the world as one long, sequential and interconnected account of cause and effect. As with literature class, the study of history in Middle School is centered around the question “Why?” The students’ reading, writing, science, art and music are integrated and organized around the outline provided by history. The Middle School repeats the Early Elementary cycle of themes as 5th grade studies the Ancients, 6th grade is immersed in Medieval Times, 7th grade explores the Early Modern and 8th grade examines the Modern world.