MS Social Studies
3 Oaks Academy students will use the skills of historical and geographical analysis to explore the early history of Florida, the United States and the World, while developing an understanding of ideas and events that strengthened world regions. Students will utilize scholarly articles to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography as they pursue their study of history in chronological sequence. Historians will pursue their individual interests in the topics taught as they participate in a variety of hands-on activities, group conversations discussing high-level topics through critical thinking and complete projects while in class.
The historians at 3 Oaks Academy are on an historic journey through world history using “History Alive! World Connections” textbook. This textbook covers the BCE time period all the way through the war in Afghanistan. Students have access to either a hard copy or an online textbook based on their learning style. The philosophy of the book is to learn about world history through the five major themes which are: social structures, cultural interaction, political structures, economic structures and human-environment interaction.
Each week, students front load their understanding of the time period being studied by reading a chapter and taking notes prior to the next week’s class sessions. Student notes are focused on the five themes and how these themes relate to the chapter. To further develop and deepen the content read, students interact with the text while they participate in a variety of hands-on activities, group conversations discussing high-level topics through critical thinking and complete projects while in class.