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Social Studies

  The Social Studies program is designed to prepare students to take an active role in the affairs of their local, state, and national community. It explores the traditions and ideals of our national heritage and their relationship to the history of the world. The focus is on the process of reaching rational decisions based on facts gathered through research, the rules and responsibilities of a just society, the importance of economic and geographic relationships, and the richness of our history and its diversity. With a thorough knowledge of the historic foundations, students develop the skills and competencies to become responsible citizens in our democratic society.

History Office Room: 168

Social Studies Course Rubrics4th Quarter Assessment

All of the following Courses use the Argumentative Writing Rubric.

  • Social Studies 9
  • Sheltered Social Studies 9
  • Modern World History (½ year)
  • Social Studies 10
  • Sheltered Modern World History (½ year)
  • Civics (½ year)
  • Sheltered Civics (½ year)
  • AP World History
  • United States History
  • Sheltered United States History
  • AP United States History

Social Studies Elective Rubrics4th Quarter Assessment

Note: The following courses will NOT have a common assessment in 2012-2013.

  • AP European History
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • Honors Senior Seminar in Philosophy
  • AP Psychology
  • Economics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • African American Studies (½ year)
  • Applied Economics (½ year)
  • Contemporary Issues (½ year)
  • Introductory Psychology (½ year)
  • Law and Justice (½ year)
  • 20th Century American History (½ year)
  • Latin American Studies (½ year)
  • World Geography and Cultures (½ year)
  • AP Human Geography

Social Studies Resource Links



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American Government

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American History

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World at War

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World History: Ancient & Medieval Era

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World History: The Modern Era

Facts on File
Infobase Learning

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American History Online:
 Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

World News Digest
World News Digest: Covers the people, places, and events of today.


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Gale World History in Context

Global Issues in Context

Gale Biography in Context

Selecting History will reveal many reference books on a variety of topics. One can search within these printed books.



Discovery Education

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Access World News

America’s Historical Newspapers

Criminal Justice Resources from NewsBank Access World News

Politics and Government Resources from NewsBank Access World News

World Cultures Resources from NewsBank Access World News