Upper School students engage in the study of American and World History through close analysis of primary and secondary text resources, project-based assignments and the use of cross-curricular connections. This study leads to a survey course in 12th grade that focuses on a different geographic region each year and culminates in a domestic or international travel opportunity and a Senior Capstone Research Project. Exemplar projects included an in-depth study of the Spanish Healthcare System and a study of gender expression in Latino literature. Strategies for text reading, note taking, research projects and papers, and assessments are taught and reinforced. Our students also learn a great deal beyond the walls of the school by traveling to places both domestic and international for field study. History courses include:
Western Civilization, Early Man to Middle Ages - 9th grade
Modern World History, Renaissance to 20th Century - 10th grade
20th Century US History - 11th grade
Senior Seminar - 12th grade
Senior Seminar is a survey course that focuses on a different geographic region each year and culminates in a field study abroad. This course is taught in conjunction with Senior Seminar Global Science.