History

Mooreland Hill School’s history curriculum is characterized by a core of history which is integrated and enriched throughout with concepts and information from geography, political science, economics, anthropology, and sociology. Our curriculum helps to prepare students to live in the 21st century as knowledgeable, informed, ethical, and active citizens of their community, the United States, and the world. In order to become thoughtful participants and decision makers in the democratic process, students need a strong background in history and social sciences. The K-9 sequence provides rigorous, consistent, and cumulative learning with the goal of engendering lifelong enthusiasm for the study of history and the social sciences.

The goals of the history curriculum are to:

  • Develop a sense of history that will enable students to examine the relationship of the past to the present and future events and issues.

  • Learn to respect multicultural, international, and comparative perspectives which highlight our shared humanity and the interconnections of human history.

  • Create an understanding and evaluation of different beliefs and their consequences in order to develop a capacity for moral judgement and ethical decision-making.

  • Develop a sense of worth as a member of one or more cultures, sharing in their cultures’ strengths and achievements.