Students at High Meadow are not just consumers of historical facts; they are researchers, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and a part of the process of creating meaning in every concept they investigate. History is taught in a way that engages students’ innate curiosity and also supports their growing ability to make connections across time and place. Teachers at High Meadow guide students to achieve an enduring understanding of common themes that exist in our world: Interdependence, Independence, Scarcity, Community, Conflict, Change and Culture. Our students draw on primary and secondary sources - including music, art, film, literature, eye-witness accounts, news sources, informational text, atlases, and more - that challenge them to evaluate, analyze, and question. The curriculum explores multiple perspectives and encourages active participation as students ask questions not only about content but about what it means to be both an ethically responsible individual as well as a member of a local and global community.

Kindergarten Self, My Family and Others

Grade 1 My Family & Other Families, Now and Long Ago

Grade 2 My Community and Other United States Communities

Grade 3 Colonization & Early American History

Grade 4 Government & Civilization

Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations

Grade 6 European History

Grade 7 Human Migration & Progress

Grade 8 Power & Conflict

 

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