The basic philosophy of the History and the Social Sciences Department is to prepare young people to be humane, rational, participating citizens in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent; to commit ourselves to foster human dignity; and to give each student the opportunity to know, to choose, to act in an orderly process and to apply this toward the improvement of all peoples. In doing this, it is our goal to challenge each student to excellence.
History and the Social Sciences are rooted in a diverse but common heritage, and together they offer insights into the nature and causes of political affairs, social and economic relations, human behavior, and life itself. Basic questions, concepts of history, varieties of interpretations, and critical inquiry generate a deeper awareness and understanding of the human experience. The challenge of this kind of education is to encourage a new interdisciplinary perspective of the world around us through history, literature, and the various social sciences. Through this approach to teaching and learning students are asked not only to explore but enter into the life of their community, country, and world-at-large actively, imaginatively, and intelligently.
Therefore the objectives of the History and the Social Sciences Department are that students develop and demonstrate knowledge and competency concerning:
major historical persons and events
social studies skills
primary and secondary sources
governmental, economic, and behavioral systems
ideologies that influence peoples of the world
individual development and influences on the individual
evolution of societies and impact of social change
preparation for study at the university level in their reading,
writing, and research skills
Middle School Curriculum
High School Curriculum
Required High School Courses
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