HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE

Department Overview

The History/Social Science Curriculum is aligned with the AUHSD History/Social Science Content and Performance Standards. As educators we have the responsibility of preparing our students for the challenges of living in a fastchanging society. Their lives will be affected by domestic and international politics, economic flux, technological developments, demographic shifts, and the stress of social change. Curriculum will be based on varied instructional material including primary and secondary documents, literary works and creative arts which emphasize the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills.

 


2440 WORLD HISTORY/GEO (P)
7th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is an in-depth examination of social, cultural, and technological change during the period A.D. 500-1789, beginning with a review of ancient history. The course is enriched with the literature of and about the period. It emphasizes the contributions of major world cultures and religions. Students will acquire concepts and skills in geography, critical thinking, and global issues.



2450 WORLD HISTORY/GEO (HP)
7th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: HP course requires application process and teacher recommendation.


This course is an in-depth examination of social, cultural, and technological change during the period A.D. 500-1789, beginning with a review of ancient history. The course is enriched with the literature of and about the period. It emphasizes the contributions of major world cultures and religions. Students will acquire concepts and skills in geography, critical thinking, and global issues. Opportunities to use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity will be embedded in this course as students analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form.



2451 WORLD HISTORY/GEO (HP-SPANISH)
7th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: HP course requires application process and teacher recommendation.


This course is an in-depth examination of social, cultural, and technological change during the period A.D. 500-1789, beginning with a review of ancient history. The course is enriched with the literature of and about the period. It emphasizes the contributions of major world cultures and religions. Students will acquire concepts and skills in geography, critical thinking, and global issues. Individual schools may structure the course into sections to aid students of different ability levels.



2470 US HISTORY/GEO (P)
8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is an in-depth examination of social, cultural, and technological change during the period of the American War for Independence, up to World War I. It begins with a selective review of the colonial era. The course is enriched with the literature of and about the period. It emphasizes the contributions of the wide variety of peoples and cultures which have shaped our nation. Students will acquire concepts and skills in geography, critical thinking, and global issues. The course emphasizes the United States Constitution, development of the West, Northeast, and the South, the Civil War, and the rise of Industrial America.



2480 US HISTORY/GEO (HP)
8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: HP course requires application process and teacher recommendation.


This course integrates United States history and geography with the humanities and the social sciences by enriching the content with literature and documents of the various time periods. It begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and the events preceding the founding of our nation. Critical eras, from the framing of the Constitution to World War I, will be surveyed in depth. Individual schools may structure the course into sections to aid students of different ability levels. Opportunities to use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity will be embedded in this course as students analyze primary sources. From these sources, students will develop arguments and support these arguments with appropriate evidence in written and spoken form.



2481 US HISTORY/GEO HP-SPANISH
8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: HP course requires application process and teacher recommendation.


This course integrates United States history and geography with the humanities and the social sciences by enriching the content with literature and documents of the various time periods. It begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and the events preceding the founding of our nation. Critical eras, from the framing of the Constitution to World War I, will be surveyed in depth. Individual schools may structure the course into sections to aid students of different ability levels.


 

 

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