Through the study of history, geography, economics, civics, cultures and current events, students develop a sense of identity, interdependence, empathy, heritage and social responsibility. Students are encouraged to question, research and challenge assumptions, to examine biases, and to develop the tools to be active participants in history, and not merely passive observers.
The topics may be similar to those covered at other schools, but the way our students engage with each of them is uniquely Mirowitz. For example, a fourth-grade study of Missouri will include a study of bills passing through the state legislature, visits with elected officials to practice persuasive speaking, an overnight adventure to study Missouri geology and a re-enactment of the Dred Scott Trial in the courthouse where history was made.
The Middle School curriculum exposes students to historical movements and philosophical concepts that have influenced the modern world. We provide a historical framework for current events, and challenge students to consider why it's important to take interest in world events and diverse perspectives. Students are empowered to become active citizens and to play a role in shaping history books of the future.