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Social Studies

The social studies curriculum is designed to foster a spirit of inquiry in our students as well as help them develop into citizens who will benefit the community. Through a study of the important ideas, institutions, and individuals that have shaped us as a people and the political, social, and economic forces that affect us today, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead informed and productive lives.

In social studies courses, students will read actively; write to explain, analyze, persuade, and engage; and evaluate data critically for content, source, and relevance. Students will also work towards understanding and participating in the democratic process; acting with respect for the varied cultures and viewpoints of our community; and displaying awareness of local and global civic issues.

Students will fulfill the graduation requirements in Social Studies by completing the following three core courses: World Civilizations, Early United States History, and The United States and the Modern Word.