Lincoln Orens Distinctive Programs

  • After-School Theatre Program and Production
  • All-county and All-State Music Competitions
  • All-County Art Exhibition
  • Coordination with Island Park Public Library
  • Cultural Arts Performances and Assemblies
  • Discovery Program Grades 5 & 6 (Gifted and Talented)
  • District Website (School Closings,  Student Homework, Projects and Extra-Help Days posted)
  • Extra Curricular (Art, Calligraphy, Chefs, Computer, Display, Guitar, Literary, Math, Model, Mural Painting, Science, Spanish)
  • Field Trips (Greenkill, Broadway, Washington DC, Dolan DNA Center, etc.)
  • Fire Safety Day
  • FLES (Spanish Grades 5 & 6)
  • High School Credit Courses (Integrated Algebra, Living Environment, Spanish, and Studio in Art)
  • Homework Center
  • Letters About Literature Contest
  • Long Island Math Symposium
  • Long Island Science Congress
  • Long Island Scrabble Competition
  • Mock Trial
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Circus Project
  • National Geo-Bee
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • NYSSMA (NYS Schools Music Association)
  • PEAK
  • Physical Education Demos and Sports Night
  • Science Fair Virtual Words
  • Second Step:  Lessons in Friendship and Anti-bullying-US Dept. of Ed Award program
  • Student Council (Grades 5 – 8)

Social Studies - Fifth Grade


  • Maps & Globes
  • Constitution/ Bill of Rights
  • Federalism
  • The three Branches of Government
  • "Check & Balances"
  • Citizenship


  • Latitude/Longitude
  • New York State Geographical Regions
  • Iroquois
  • New York State History - (Dutch Rule)
  • Colonial New York


  • Thanksgiving - Pilgrims
  • Immigration
  • The Louisiana Purchase


  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The American Flag - "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • Andrew Jackson
  • The War of 1812


  • Development of Transportation - Roads, Rivers & Rails
  • Erie Canal
  • The Alamo
  • Texas Independence - War between U.S. & Mexico
  • Martin Luther King
  • Slavery/Abolition
  • Harriet Tubman


  • Underground Railroad
  • The Civil War
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Douglas
  • Black History Month
  • The Confederacy-Jefferson Davis


  • The End of the Civil War R-Construction
  • Woman's History Month
  • The Transcontinental Railroad
  • The West-cattle industry/cowboy life


  • Life in the Great Plains
  • The Pioneers
  • Ellis Island
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Assembly Line-Henry Ford
  • Class trip to see The Diary of Anne Frank


  • World War I
  • The "Roaring Twenties"
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • The Holocaust
  • Japan - Harry Truman - Hiroshima


  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Ruby Bridges
  • President Lyndon Johnson/John Kennedy
  • U.S. after 1960
  • Vietnam
  • President Carter/Ronald Regan
  • The 1991 Persian Gulf War
  • Compass Rose

Social Studies - Sixth Grade

September: Geography Skills:          
  • Using globes
  • Using maps
  • Different types of maps
    Understanding the World:           
  • Regions of the world
  • Regions and cultures
  • What is culture?
  • Cultural concepts
  • Mini case studies of the people of the Eastern Hemisphere
October:  A look into the past          
  • Understanding primary and secondary sources
  • Archaeologists vs. historians
  • Prehistory
    Early Cultures           
  • Old and New Stone Age
  • Changes in technology and tools
  • Art/religion/specialization
  • Agriculture changes the world-beginning of civilizations

November: River Valley Civilizations          

  • Mesopotamia
    Babylon and Sumer-history, economy, technology
    Birth of Judaism  

  • Ancient Egypt
    Traditions, Government
December: Ancient India           
  • Indus River
    Their Fall
  • Ancient China
     Shang Dynasty
January: Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome          
  • History
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Government
February: Ancient Arabia/Ancient America          
  • History
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Government
March: Cultures of Medieval Europe          
  • Geography of Europe
  • Middle Ages
  • Churches in the Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
    Empires and Cultures of Africa        

April: Empires and Cultures of Asia          

  • Geography
  • Ottomans
  • India under the Mongols
  • The Khmer of Southeast Asia
  • Great Empires of China
  • Feudal Japan
    Empires and Cultures of the Americas          
  • Geography
  • Aztec Empire
  • Incas
  • Early People of North America
May: European Expansion          
  • Beginning of modern science
  • Age of exploration
  • Europeans in the Americas
  • A European colony in Australia
    Revolutions change the world          
  • French Revolution
  • Colonies gain independence
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Rise of industrial Japan
June: A Changing World          
  • WWI
  • WWII
  • New Nations Europe, Africa, and Asia today
    Review themes for final exam.

Social Studies - Seventh Grade


Point of View

Cause and Effect

Themes of Geography

The First Americans

Native American Culture Areas and Culture Group

  • Iroquois and Algonquin in New York State

European Conceptions of the World 1500

  • Revival of towns and trade

  • End of Feudalism

  • Effect of the Crusades


European Search for a Water Route to Asia

Christopher Columbus

Columbian Exchange

European Exploration of the Americas

Establishment of Spanish Empire in the Americas

Life in New Spain

European Competition for Colonies

Establishment of the English Colonies in North America

Establishment of New France

New England Colonies

Middle Colonies

  • Dutch Settlement of New Netherlands

    • New Amsterdam


Southern Colonies

Slavery in the English Colonies

English Colonies by 1750

English Tradition of Rights

English Control of Colonial Trade

French & Indian War

Background Causes of the American Revolution

Colonial Protest Against British Policies and Taxation


Continued Colonial Protest Against British Policies

Shift from Protest to Separation from Britan

Second Continental Congress

Declaration of Independence

American Revolution

  • Project: Patriot Personalities


Economic, Political and Social Changes Caused by the Revolution

  • Military and Political Aspects of the Revolution

Economic, Political and Social Changes Cause by the Revolution

New Nation – Articles of Confederation

The Critical Period

New York State Constitution

US Constitution

  • Compromises and Writing the Constition


US Constitution

  • Preamble

  • Principal of the Constitution

  • Lawmaking

  • Amendments
    Project: Bill of Rights

New Government in Operation

Washington Administration

Early Challenges to the US Constitution

Adams Administration

Election of 1800

Jefferson Administration

Lewis and Clark Expedition


War of 1812

US Foreign Policy Following the War of 1812

Pre-industrial Age 1790

  • Patterns of Community Organization, Work and Family

  • Age of Homespun in New York State

The Age of Jackson and the Common Man

Early Industrialization

  • Development of the Factory System
    Project: Early Industrialization

  • Development s in trade and transportation
    Erie Canal


Expansion West

Slavery and Abolition

  • Cotton Kingdom in the South

  • African Americans and Slavery

Social Changes: Reform Movement

  • Abolition

  • Education

  • Suffrage/Women's Rights

Emergence of American Culture


Underlying Causes of the Civil War

Territorial Expansion and the Expansion of Slavery

Manifest Destiny

Mexican War

Growing Division between the North and South

Civil War

Lincoln Administration

Military and Political Aspects of the Civil War


Changing Focus of Civil War

New York State and the Civil War


End of the Civil War

Effects of the Civil War; Political, Economic and Social

Reconstruction and Rebuilding

Social Studies - Eighth Grade


The Civil War: 

  • Life during the war
  • Reconstruction plans
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  • 13, 14, 15 Amendments
  • Life in the South
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson and Jim Crow


  • Growth of railroads
  • New inventions and technology
  • Capitalism and the rise of corporations and monopolies
  • Entrepreneurs, philanthropist, and the "Guilded Age"
  • Old and New Immigrants
  • Changing culture and nativism
  • Urbanization
  • The Labor Movement

The Progressive Movement

  • Muckrakers
  • Temperance and suffrage
  • Reforming business
Manifest Destiny and U.S. Imperialism
  • The Western Frontier
  • Native American struggles
  • Latin American Policies
  • The Spanish-American War

World War I 

  • America's road to war
  • Searching for peace - the 14 points
The Roaring 20's
  • Stock market and consumer economy
  • Jazz Age culture

The Great Depression and New Deal

  • Causes and life during the Great Depression
  • Effects of the New Deal

World War II

  • Road to war
  • Life on the home front
  • The Holocaust

The 1950's

  • Post war boom, suburbanization, and culture
  • Cold War origins and politics

The Anti War and Civil Rights Movement

  • Roots of the struggle and major events
  • Changes in government
The 1970's
  • Nixon's foreign policy and Watergate

Toward A New Century

  • Carter and the Middle East
  • Reaganomics
  • Bush and the end of the Cold War
  • Clinton, "The Contract With America," NAFTA, and the global economy
  • G.H.W. Bush and the war on terror


NYS Assessment (June 5-6) and independent research papers.