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Social Studies

Students engage their natural capacity for curiosity when they make real-world connections in the history classroom. Evidence-based reasoning and interdisciplinary thinking are promoted and developed throughout their four years at Carondelet.

Through feedback-rich instruction, all classes in the department focus on critical reading, research, and argumentation. It is the goal of the department to create aware and active citizens who are capable of analyzing the world through a critical lens with CSJ values.

Throughout the four years at Carondelet, students will encounter project-based learning in the Social Studies Department. Students complete an interdisciplinary research project in their freshman year and participate in National History Day during their junior year. Both projects involve student-selected topics, intensive research, teamwork, and oral presentation of their research findings. It is our firm belief when students are fully engaged in the process of inquiry, learning becomes more meaningful, and important skills are developed.

In addition, we offer Model United Nations and Mock Trial as extracurricular activities along with a variety of other electives.

Graduation Requirements: 35 Credits

  • 9th Grade: World History (10 credits)
  • 10th Grade: Big History: The Next Threshold (5 credits)
  • 11th Grade: US History or AP US History (10 credits)
  • 12th Grade: Two 5 credit semester-long classes: Civics, Economics. Or one 10 credit year-long class: AP Government & Politics

View all Social Studies courses, including AP and Honors classes.


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