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History

History students are asked to create meaning from our past and present, developing an ability to understand a historical framework for the world evolving around them. Classes emphasize discussion and oral skills, writing with an emphasis on analytical essays, and critical thinking. Students are asked to write history—to formulate, support, and document their own views of the past. The use of primary texts is critical in all courses and student research builds from primary document analysis. History is an interdisciplinary study and our courses bring a historical approach to a range of subjects. All students who enter 11th or 12th grade having been given credit for U.S. History at another school must take the Writing and Research course.

To view History courses offered in the 2016-17 school year, please visit our Curriculum micro-site

 

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