What is History? How does History help us understand today’s world? Whose History are we studying? The Global History and Social Sciences curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn about History from global perspectives, looking at, analyzing, and thinking critically about primary and non-U.S. sources. The global dimension of the curriculum demonstrates the wide variety of themes students will deal with in each course. The Global History and Social Sciences student is a critical thinker with an awareness and understanding of religious, political, social and economic issues. Differentiation and the use of technology are also important parts of the curriculum.
In this course, students will examine essential questions that explore the themes of power, colonization, racism, revolution, resistance, and social change throughout the early history of the United States. The perspectives and experiences of oppressed groups including enslaved people, women, the poor, and Indigenous peoples will be brought to the forefront in our studies. Students will practice critical thinking skills and consider past and present day events through a social justice lens. Students will engage with inquiry-based projects and project based learning opportunities throughout the year.
Through a global lens, we will explore some of the major ideologies that have shaped the world, including global citizenship & cooperation, religion, colonialism, racism, and ways of governing. We will consider how we experience the world, locally and globally. We will investigate how ideologies have influenced nations, ideas, conflict, peace, & change. We will reflect on our relationship to these ideologies and refine our ideas & opinions as engaged citizens.