Social studies education helps students understand the world, develop critical thinking and analytic skills, and become thoughtful and responsible citizens. Social studies is the study of relationships among people and between people and the environment over time, and it helps students recognize the challenges and benefits of living in a diverse society. Based on appropriate investigations and reflections within social studies, students develop distinctive skills and a critical awareness of the human condition and emerging spatial patterns and the processes and events that shape them. The social studies curriculum builds the following capacities in young people: disciplinary knowledge; inquiry, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills; respect for the underlying values of a diverse democratic society; interest in public affairs and competencies of self-government. Each capacity contributes uniquely to a common understanding of responsible citizenship.

9th Grade

Option 1 SST115 - World History 1 (semester) and SST116 - World History 2 (semester)
Option 2 SST120 - Honors World History 1 (semester) and SST121 - Honors World History 2 (semester

Social Studies Electives

Electives open to 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades