Hello to track 3 Social Studies Students and Parents. I hope you are as excited as I am about beginning another year at East Cary Middle School. I am glad you are here. This year’s 8th grade curriculum focuses on the history of North Carolina and how it relates to the United States. Students will study the political, social, economical, and cultural development of both the states and nation from its early history to modern times. During this year suggested topics of study will be Colonial America, Revolutionary war, Civil War, Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement.