Social Studies - Program of Studies

Our Vision: It is our intention to prepare students to become knowledgeable, responsible, and productive citizens of the world community through their study of civics, cultures, economics, geography, history, political science and the important relationships among them. In that our students are increasingly part of the larger global community, their understanding and appreciation of its diversity are essential.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten

Being a Good Citizen, Workers in Society, My Country

First Grade

Rules and Laws, Meeting People, Our Changing Country

Second Grade

The World Around Us, People from Long Ago, People in the Marketplace

Third Grade

Communities Around Us, Citizens and Government, Working in Communities

Fourth Grade

Regions of the US, Pennsylvania Landforms, History, Government, and Economics

Fifth Grade

Early Explorers, Colonial Life, Tensions with England


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sixth Grade

Ancient Civilizations

Seventh Grade

American History: Revolution through Civil War

Eighth Grade

American History: Reconstruction through World War II


HIGH SCHOOL

Ninth Grade

Global History I: Ancient Times

Tenth Grade

Global History II: Modern Ages

Eleventh Grade

Modern US History: Turn of the Century to Present Day
AP American History

Twelfth Grade

Semester Seminars:
- American Political Science
- African American Studies
- Current Issues
- Women’s Studies
- World Religions
- AP U.S. Government and Politics
- AP Economics


HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES

Grades 9-12

Psychology
AP Psychology
AP European History
Sociology
War and Peace in History