Wellpinit School District

Empowering Our Students Thru Education

Hello Parents, Family and Friends,

You have found our Middle School Social Studies Page!

Below you will find a great website to use with your child to practice locating places on a map, be it states and their capitals, continents, European Countries...This is a great web site to test your own geography skills.  :-)  http://sheppardsoftware.com 


Sixth Grade:
Ancient World History will be our focus in the sixth grade, from Stone Age Man to the Renaissance Period in Europe. 


Third Quarter Studies: 


Ancient Egypt                                                      

·        Importance of the Nile River                                                                

·         Early Egyptian Rule

   Queen Hatsheput

·         Canopic Jar Project: create a canopic jars and using hieroglyphic to explain the function of the jar.          






·        Early Chinese Civilzation  (Legends, Oracle Bones, Lady Hao)                                                                                  

·        The Zhou Dynasty (Mandate of Heaven, Social Stucture, Confucius)           

   The Qin Dynasty (The Great Wall, The Shi Huangdi's Tomb)
   The Han Dynasty (The Silk Road)
   Chinese Writing: Project



Seventh Grade:
Washington State History / Pacific Northwest History


Third Quarter Studies:


Looking West
Christian Missions-
      Whitman Mission: Marcus & Narcissa Whitman
      Tshimikain Mission: Elkanah & Mary Walker
      Mother Joseph
Go West!  
      The Oregon Trail - Reasons for Going West
      Effect on the Land and the Native People
Life in Washington Territory
      Property lines and Boundaries
      Everyday Pioneer Life
      Pioneer-Indian Conflict
      The Yakama War and Kamiakin
          The Battle of 1858 - Spokane
          Chief Garry
      Chief Sealth
      Chief Joseph and the Last Indian War
      Immigrants: New People in a New Land
            Chinese Laborers
** Classroom Based Assessment: CBA (State Assessment)  Causes of Conflict - The Battle of 1858 


Eighth Grade:
U.S. History (Ancient Man to Reconstruction)


Third Quarter Studies: 

             The Road to Revolution
                  Tighter British Control: Quartering Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Proclamation of 1763
                  Colonial Resistance Grows: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, 
                  The Road to Lexington and Concord: Intolerable Acts, First Continental Congress, The Revolution Begins
                  Declaring Independence: Battle of Bunker Hill, Declaration of Independence
             The American Revolution     
                  The Early Years of the War: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Battle of Saratoga
                  The War Expands: Help from Abroad, Marquis de Lafayette, Valley Forge, John Paul Jones
                  The Path to Victory: Lord Cornwallis, Battle of Yorktown, 
             Confederation to Constitution: 1776 - 1791
                  The Confederation: Shay's Rebellion, Articles of Confederation, Confederation Congress< Northwest Ordinance
                  Creating the Constitution:Constitutional Convention, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, Great Compromise,
                  Ratifying the Constitution: Bill of Rights, Majority Rule, Amendment
        ** Classroom Based Assessment, CBA (State assessment) - Constitutional Issues: