History 9: World Civilizations

Students explore the culture, economics, foreign affairs, politics, and religions of the world as they study world history from prehistoric hunter and gatherer communities about 60,000 years ago to the birth of the modern era in 1500 CE. They practice geography skills throughout the year and read primary sources for each unit of study.

History 10: American History & World Civilizations

Students study early American history, beginning with pre-Columbian native cultures and finishing with the Jacksonian Era in the early 19th century. This course also incorporates world history, with the understanding that American history was heavily shaped by international actors, events, and ideas, especially during the colonial period and early republic.

IB History I & II—SL

This two-year course integrates US and 20th century world history, stressing depth over breadth. Students study IB Prescribed Subject 3, “The Move to Global War” (1931–1941), causes, practices and effects of wars (WWI, WWII, Russian Revolution), and the origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states (Hitler, Stalin, Castro). Students develop an understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and diversity of its sources, methods, and interpretations.

IB History I & II—HL

IB History I & II, plus additional topics of: (1) The American Civil War: Causes, Courses, and Effects, 1840–1877; (2) Development of Modern Nations, 1865–1929; (3) Emergence of the Americas in Global Affairs, 1880–1929; (4) World War II and the Americas, 1933–1945.

History Electives

Model UN

Model UN is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Model UN involves research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to teaching critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.