Eighth graders at Moses Brown spend their year in history thinking deeply about global issues. Using their awareness of the historical and present-day experiences of people around the world, they consider the web of forces and relationships–religious, cultural, and economic–that influence people around the world. They use their abilities to research, write, think critically, and make well-supported arguments as they steer around the pitfalls that come with defining history through a single lens.
We place particular emphasis on writing well, requiring students to plan, draft, revise, and engage in open-minded discussion and critique. This reinforces the work they’re doing in English, and helps prepare them for the in-depth scholarship that will be required of them in upper school.Inquire