Students in middle school begin to study history from a more modern perspective. While their previous experience of history has taken them many centuries into the past, middle school students look specifically at the 19th and 20th centuries. They use their new level of abstract thinking to analyze how historical trends and events came about, and what the consequences were.
At LMS, students often take on roles of historical figures, in dramatic role-plays and in their written work. They analyze historical documents and images, on their own and with others. They learn to take notes in class and learn information for tests. They read textbooks as well as primary source documents, pulling out the main ideas and presenting them to peers. They are often asked to relate their readings to their own ideas, and to modern political and social issues.