Welcome to social studies! This course is a yearlong class
studying US history from early exploration to the Progressive Era. While this course is largely a
history-oriented class, it will draw on other disciplines such as art history,
religion, literature, and geography. Throughout
the year, students will be challenged to not only learn about the past, but
also to develop their critical thinking skills, writing ability, close reading
skills, and their ability to work cooperatively with others in the class in
small and large group settings.