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Social Studies Courses

Global History 3 & 4

Who should take this course?

This is the required Social Studies course for students in the tenth grade.

What will we be studying?

The combined courses are designed to familiarize the student with the history of the world starting at the Age of Revolutions and ending with modern day events.

What will be expected of me?

The course is geared so that the student does not just memorize historical facts but analyze them in order to see the multitude of different perspectives of each issue. Students are encouraged to participate in classroom discussions to the best of their ability. An interactive student is the preferred student.

How is the course taught?

Each teacher develops his or her own style or methodology of teaching. Nevertheless, lectures are not the norm. Rather, student-dominated lessons guided by the teacher are. Group activities, debates, press conferences, and mock trials are often utilized.

What are the completion requirements?

Completing one's homework is essential to classroom discussion and is mandatory for each student. A term paper, the length of which is determined by each teacher, is also mandatory. Grading is usually based on a combination of class participation, test results, homework compliance, quality of term paper, and final examination.