Walter L. Newberry Math & Science Academy
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Social Studies

Newberry Math and Science Academy has adopted Pearson Learning My World Social Studies Curriculum.   Using this curriculum and teacher created additions, Newberry students receive well balanced Social Studies instruction. Our students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become future leaders and important members of society.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Interactive and Dynamic Elementary Social Studies Instruction!social-studies-1

 My World Social Studies utilizes storytelling to bring Social Studies content to life. Our exclusive interactive digital solution makes Social Studies personal for every student in a way that’s easier for you. With  My World  Social Studies, you can get to the heart of Social Studies in the time you have.

My World Social Studies, connects Social Studies content and literacy instruction with materials that are streamlined, flexible and attuned to today’s classroom. Our innovative digital instruction is seamlessly integrated, providing a blended program that is engaging, effective and easy to use

My World Social Studies is designed to

  • Connect Social Studies content with literacy instruction
  • Engage students and advance student achievement
  • Reduce teacher preparation time

social-studies-2Every classroom is unique. Pearson’s myWorld Social Studies provides innovative and engaging materials that allow you to teach the way your students learn – print, digital, and active.

Middle School Social Studies

Early American History

In seventh grade, students use their historical and geographical analysis skills to explore the history of the United States from America’s early beginnings after the age of exploration to the civil war and reconstruction. Students learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography as they study early United States history. Students use a multitude of resources to achieve a thorough understanding of our nation’s beginnings, including primary and secondary source documents, The DBQ Project, and Newsela. When students return from winter break, they begin using their analysis and critical thinking skills they’ve attained to create a presentation for Newberry’s annual history fair. Additionally, all students take the United States Constitution test at the end of the year.


Modern American History

Eighth grade students continue to use skills of historical, geographical, and critical analysis as they examine modern day America. Also, students continue to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography within the context of United States history. Students continue to use primary and secondary source documents, The DBQ Project, and Newsela as they examine the political, economic, and social challenges our nation faced after America’s reconstruction. In this year, students examine these challenges in America’s history and their connection to modern day issues our nation faces. After winter break, eighth grade students use this concept of “historical legacies” to construct their history fair projects aimed to encourage dialogue about problems and potential solutions for today’s America.