Interactive Humanities


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Students follow a unique sequence of history coursework in the middle grades.

In the 6th grade students explore ancient civilizations and recreate some of the most important artifacts from history. Three times a year, they open the doors and act as docents, taking their visitors through the development of ancient civilizations and world religions.

In 7th grade, our students explore the history of North America from pre-Columbian times until the creation of the Constitution. Our “revolutionary” students spend many days exploring the rich history of Philadelphia. 7th grade students attend an overnight field trip to Colonial Williamsburg (VA) as part of the IH curriculum. 

In the 8th grade students learn how America was transformed from a fragile young nation to a global superpower during the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will explore the successes and struggles of Americans from a variety of backgrounds. Through debates and intensive study of constitutional law, our students learn about their civic rights and responsibilities.

Ancient World - 6th grade

Democracy Club- 7th grade

Civil War to Civil Rights- 8th grade