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Social Studies

The mission of social studies is to create and deliver a rich and rigorous curriculum that develops the social understanding, critical thinking, and civic efficacy necessary for making responsible decisions in the 21st century.

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US History

Satisfactory completion of this course meets the state 9-12 social studies standards and credit requirements for United States history. This course is a survey of the history of the United States. Understandings for the course include:

  • How the European conquest of North America transformed indigenous civilizations, institutionalized African slavery, and ultimately led to an independent and democratic United States
  • How the American Civil War was inevitable
  • How industrial capitalism played an important role in American life and in the United States rise as a world power
  • How the postwar social, political, and economic forces changed the United States internally and in its relationships with the rest of the world

Grade 11 
Quarter Credit: .25
Prerequisite World History (10)