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 Rubrics 4th 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 Rubrics 4th 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
- 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
- American Government
- American History
- World at War
- World History: Ancient & Medieval Era
- World History: The Modern Era
- American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
- World News Digest: Covers the people, places, and events of today.
Selecting History will reveal many reference books on a variety of topics. One can search within these printed books.
America’s Historical Newspapers
Criminal Justice Resources from NewsBank Access World News
Politics and Government Resources from NewsBank Access World News