Did they move it to the 8th grade. When my daughter was in school it was the 6th grade. Heavens, I remember her working on her N.C. project which included the world famous N.C. booklet, they took a trip to Raleigh and toured all the legislative buildings, etc. She was in private school, I don't know if that made a difference and also that was quite a few years ago.<quoted text>
In the 8th grade they teach North Carolina History. High School teaches World History and US History. It is taught in US History in high school and is a stong part of the US History curriculum. Some conservatives also believe that what is taught is wrong. They call it "The Southern War for Indpendence".
I believe in the 8th grade they did the U.S. History study. We went to Washington D.C.. This was a pretty long trip and it included not only Washington D.C. but several historical sites of battles, presidents' home, I loved visiting Monticello (my favorite) and when we visited Arlington, we took a reef to be placed on the grave of the unknown soldier (very sobering experience) and as we were leaving some Arlington some dignitary's funeral was being held and lots of secret service and we were told as we got to the place where the cars passed by, especially the family car, to put our hands behind our backs, look down in respect and no pictures. The riderless horse (might not have that right) leading the buggy with the horses with riders pulling the cart leading the funeral procession was very neat to witness. I think those of parents that went enjoyed the trip more than the students. Sue Myrick set it up for us to sit in on a little Congress and Senate meetings and all the members from both parties took time to welcome us and take pictures. Overall, it was a great trip. My MOST favorite place in Washington was the Library of Congress. It's beauty was overwhelming. Do kids still do that in school?