The History Department takes an active approach to teaching their subject. The faculty engages students in historical inquiry rather than rote memorization of names, dates, and events. Examination, analysis and interpretation of primary source materials helps students see history as a process rather than a set of agreed upon facts.

Students develop strong writing skills in history classes, as writing plays a critical role in critiquing and constructing historical narratives. Overall, this approach to teaching history helps students develop greater understandings of the issues and arguments of history, giving them a better sense of their place in the world and their ability to affect change.

Courses

  •  History 9 - World Cultures
  •  History 10 - Modern World History or AP World History
  •  History 11 - U.S. History or AP U.S. History

 

Electives

  •  American Studies: Reading, Thinking, & Writing on American Culture
  •  Introduction to Microeconomics
  •  Introduction to Macroeconomics