The Middle School history curriculum is designed to show the student that the nature of life is to grow and change. As students become more aware of the changes in the past, they will be better prepared to adapt to change in the future. Through learning the rudiments of the historian’s discipline, students focus on processes, concepts and skills. The content serves as the vehicle through which the student develops reading, writing, note taking and research skills. Learning the importance of geography in the study of history and the relationship of the past to current events are additional goals of the department.