Social Studies

The history curriculum prepares students for effective citizenship, while instilling in them an understanding of the organization and the institutions of society, and of human behavior.  The operation and outcome of social, economic, governmental, and political systems are examined by using the content of each discipline. Students  develop skills in research and writing as well as the ability to analyze reading materials, with a significant use of primary resources. Students explore different viewpoints, and learn to form opinions and conclusions based on what they have discovered.

All students take four history courses including at least one credit each in American History and Jewish History. AP courses are available in American History, American Government, European History, World History, Human Geography and Psychology.

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Course Offerings:

Global Studies I (7th Grade)
This is a theme-based curriculum covering five topics of relevance to all future history classes: Map Usage Skills and Historical Methodology, Differences and Similarities of all Human Cultures, Early Man, River Valley Civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China,Classical Civilizations: Greece and Rome
Global Studies II (8th Grade)
This is a theme-based curriculum covering five topics of relevance to all future history classes. Roman and Byzantine Empires, Islam and Africa, Later India, China, Mongols, Japan, and Korea, Medieval Europe and Japan, Native American Empires
U.S. History I & II
U.S. History I covers American History from the discovery of the Americas by Europeans up to the civil war. U.S. History II focuses on driving issues of the past 160 years which have led to the society, economy and political structure we have today. (AP Option)
Government
This course covers the foundations and workings of American government, including information on political parties, interest groups and the media’s influence on political campaigns. (AP Option)
Jewish History
European History
This course covers the history of Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, including the political, economic, cultural, religious, philosophical and scientific changes that have helped shape the world as it is today. (AP Option)
Psychology
(AP Option)
Human Geography
This course is an integration of the study of geography with Demographics, Political Science, Economics, Linguistics, Religion and other disciplines and how these forces effect the spread of ideas and mixing cultures(. AP Option)

The history curriculum prepares students for effective citizenship, while instilling in them an understanding of the organization and the institutions of society, and of human behavior.  The operation and outcome of social, economic, governmental, and political systems are examined by using the content of each discipline. Students  develop skills in research and writing as well as the ability to analyze reading materials, with a significant use of primary resources. Students explore different viewpoints, and learn to form opinions and conclusions based on what they have discovered.

All students take four history courses including at least one credit each in American History and Jewish History. AP courses are available in American History, American Government, European History, World History, Human Geography and Psychology.

Click here for the full Social Studies Curriculum.

Course Offerings:

Global Studies I (7th Grade)
This is a theme-based curriculum covering five topics of relevance to all future history classes: Map Usage Skills and Historical Methodology, Differences and Similarities of all Human Cultures, Early Man, River Valley Civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China,Classical Civilizations: Greece and Rome
Global Studies II (8th Grade)
This is a theme-based curriculum covering five topics of relevance to all future history classes. Roman and Byzantine Empires, Islam and Africa, Later India, China, Mongols, Japan, and Korea, Medieval Europe and Japan, Native American Empires
U.S. History I & II
U.S. History I covers American History from the discovery of the Americas by Europeans up to the civil war. U.S. History II focuses on driving issues of the past 160 years which have led to the society, economy and political structure we have today. (AP Option)
Government
This course covers the foundations and workings of American government, including information on political parties, interest groups and the media’s influence on political campaigns. (AP Option)
Jewish History
European History
This course covers the history of Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present, including the political, economic, cultural, religious, philosophical and scientific changes that have helped shape the world as it is today. (AP Option)
Psychology
(AP Option)
Human Geography
This course is an integration of the study of geography with Demographics, Political Science, Economics, Linguistics, Religion and other disciplines and how these forces effect the spread of ideas and mixing cultures(. AP Option)