Social Studies Department
WORLD HISTORY (9TH GRADE)
The high school world history course provides students with a comprehensive, intensive study of major events and themes in world history. Students begin with a study of the earliest civilizations worldwide and continue to examine major developments and themes in all regions of the world. The course culminates in a study of change and continuity and globalization at the beginning of the 21st century.
CIVICS/GOVERNMENT (10TH GRADE)
The government course provides students with a background in the philosophy, functions, and structures of the United States government. Students examine the philosophical foundations of the United States government and how that philosophy developed. Students also examine the structure and function of the United States government and its relationship to states and citizens.
US HISTORY (11TH GRADE)
The high school United States history course provides students with a comprehensive, intensive study of major events and themes in United States history. Beginning with early European colonization, the course examines major events and themes throughout United States history. The course concludes with significant developments in the early 21st century.
SOCIAL STUDIES GRADING POLICY:
60% OF A STUDENT’S SEMESTER AVERAGE IS BASED ON TESTS AND QUIZZES
40% OF A STUDENT’S SEMESTER AVERAGE IS BASED ON DAILY WORK
In US History, a student’s score on the EOCT will account for 20% of his or her FINAL GRADE.