The Middle School Social Studies curriculum is organized around the themes of Historical Understanding, Citizenship, Geography, and Economics. The history of Catholicism, the United States, Georgia, and World Civilizations are studied throughout these themes and provide learners with the framework for the development of historical and geographical skills with an extended global view. Emphasis is also placed on students gaining understanding of local, state, and national government as well as current events. The curriculum is written to address both the knowledge students need and the skills necessary to mature as learners in the 21st Century. The objectives set forth in the Social Studies curriculum are not solely intended to be assessed by tests or quizzes. Students are also assessed through class work, homework, technology, presentations, and individual and group projects.