Social Studies Department

  • Welcome to Social Studies at Metz Middle School!

     7th grade will learn:

    World Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks to understand the world — its human and physical features — through an understanding of place. movement, and location. Geographers study where things are and how they got there. Geography is the "the bridge between the human and physical sciences" and "the mother of all sciences." Geography looks at the spatial connection between people, places, and the earth.  -- Matt Rosenberg,

    Our dynamic online resource is TCI Geography Alive which can be accessed through our single sign-on,


    8th grade will learn:

    Civics is the study citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government. This course is designed to teach students what it means to be a citizen in the United States, including the structures and functions of its Government.

    In addition, Each marking period, students in Civics are expected to complete a community service project. This project must be completed in order to pass the course, and will count as a Major grade each marking period. Community service can be any act performed with the good of the community in mind, and can take place at Metz, in Manassas, or anywhere in Virginia.

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