Students explore the following topics as they progress through their middle school experience at LMS:


    6th Grade: World Cultures

    7th Grade:  Civics

    8th Grade:  U.S. History


    The following instructional practices are used throughout our department:

    1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
    2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
    3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
    4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
    5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence)