Social Studies courses are divided into three main areas. Each area includes courses designed to meet the needs of students with various backgrounds and abilities. In each of these courses certain skills will be stressed, including critical thinking, interpretation of charts, graphs, pictures, maps, cartoons, and statistics relating the past to the present, note taking and outlining, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, understanding cause and effect, and written and oral expressions of ideas. Current technology will also be used to supplement the learning process highlighting the importance of research.
World History students learn not only about historical happenings but also about historical patterns and how to identify them. This course explores how historical trends have affected modern developments. The course investigates the development of Western Civilization, and also explores the rise of civilization in the many other cultures of the world.