Academics
Middle Schools
Middle School for Boys
Departments

History

Engage in experiential, hands-on learning

In today’s dynamic global environment a strong knowledge of history and the ability to think critically is an essential part of a 21st century education. SCH students study history in inquiry-driven classrooms that promote experiential learning and develop historical empathy. Understanding the perspective of historical figures and their diverse experiences allows students to reflect upon their own lives and to understand more fully the world and cultures they live in and will help shape.

In Middle School for Boys, the history curriculum is designed to take advantage of the passion, curiosity, imagination, and energy of Middle School students. Students in 6th grade examine the geography and history of the ancient world, exploring themes with contemporary relevance. In the 7th and 8th grades, students participate in a two-year study of American history using the resources of Philadelphia to engage in experiential, hands-on learning. Students deepen their ability to analyze and create a wide variety of traditional and new media sources, write in many formats, and present and speak in public.