History & Social Science

History & Social Science

World History

World History students examine the origins, developments and contributions of the many rich cultures from around the globe. Students analyze the rise of independence and interdependence among the states of Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Finally, the students evaluate the role they individually play as part of the diversity found in today’s modern world.


U.S. History

U.S. History gives students an understanding of their American heritage and discover what it means to be an American – due to the diverse origins of the American population. Students will analyze the early Enlightenment and the rise of democratic ideas through the context in which this nation was founded. Students will concentrate on the testing of the new nation through the Civil War and the nineteenth century. Students will study the emergence of the United States in the late nineteenth century as a world power.


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Honors U.S. History

Honors U.S. History is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course and is intended to prepare students to take the AP National U.S. History Exam. It is a two-semester survey of American History from the age of exploration and discovery to the present. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography.

U.S. Government

U.S. Government uses problem-solving skills to analyze civic roles within the theory and machinery of American government. The complexity of social issues is studied, and each student is encouraged to seek solutions to those issues in both the domestic and foreign worlds. Students are exposed to the constant negotiating and interaction between the world’s independent states and their numerous political bodies.


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Economics explores each of the three major divisions in economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Analysis of these areas as they relate to the law of supply and demand is required. In this modern age of computers and instant information, the students are given an opportunity to observe the complexity of a global economy. Students should apply tools learned in other subject fields to their understanding of our economic system.