BETH BEDEE 
TOSA for Social Studies K-12 
Office: 352.726.1931 ext. 2490 
bedees@citrus.k12.fl.us
Middle Grades
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Discovery Education provide the Citrus County adopted resource materials for Social Studies in Grades 6-8. Click on the title below for digital access.
REQUIREMENTS
M/J UNITED STATES HISTORY
Middle school students must complete three (3) courses in Social Studies, one semester of which must include the study of state and federal government and civics education. 

Each student’s performance on the statewide, standardized assessment in civics education required under s. 1008.22, F.S., constitutes 30 percent of the final course grade. 

 A middle grades student who transfers into the state’s public school system from out-of-country, out-of-state, a private school or a home education program after the beginning of the second term of grade eight is not required to meet the civics education requirement for promotion from the middle grades if the student’s transcript documents passage of three courses in social studies or two year-long courses in social studies that include coverage of civics education. 

One of the state-approved courses in career and education planning to be completed in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade. 


6th GRADE
Primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of American history from the Exploration and Colonization period to the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to explore those fundamental ideas and events which occurred after Reconstruction.


M/J CIVICS 

7th GRADE 
The primary content for the course pertains to the principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; and methods of active participation in our political system. The course is embedded with strong geographic and economic components to support civic education instruction.

Expanded Benchmark Clarifiations
M/J WORLD HISTORY

8th GRADE 
The primary content for this course pertains to the world's earliest civilizations to the ancient and classical civilizations of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Students will be exposed to the multiple dynamics of world history including economics, geography, politics, and religion/philosophy. Students will study methods of historical inquiry and primary and secondary historical documents.

Due to changes in the Citrus County Schools course progression plan, World History will not be offered until the 2018-2019 school year.