Social Studies Curriculum - High School

    The curriculum for American History can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 
    American History

    The American History course will begin with the end of the French and Indian War (1763) and end through the latest Presidential Election (i.e. 2020, 2024, etc.). While the scope begins with the French and Indian War, teachers can and should use concepts and topics prior to the French and Indian War to establish context. For example, teachers are encouraged to draw on the context of the early colonies, the origins of slavery, indigenous populations, and enlightenment thinkers.  In addition, students will have studied colonial American history in the 4th, 5th, and 8th grades.


    The curriculum for World History can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 
    World History   

    World History is designed to be a historical study of societies, nations, economies, events, and cultures of the many regions of the world, providing historical background for each area and details inclusive of change over time, historical impact, religion, diplomacy, culture practices and beliefs, and economic, political, and social institutions. The course is intended to examine the historical development of the world and global issues and patterns since 1200.  The course also explores underlying themes of: power and authority; change and continuity; human-environment interaction; globalization; cultural diffusion; and individual and group identity. The standards for this course seek to move beyond the rote teaching of world history to the teaching of history in context to the world and global society in which students currently live and need to understand.


    The curriculum for Founding Principles: Civic Literacy can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 
    Founding Principles of the United States and North Carolina: Civic Literacy 

    This course has been legislated by N.C.Session Law 2019-82,House Bill 924. Because the civics and government strand is an integral part of the vertical learning of each course, kindergarten through high school, students are expected to enter this course with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of government and civic responsibility. This course provides students the opportunity for a deeper study of the governmental and political systems of the N.C.and the U.S.and will build upon the application of the Founding Principles as identified by N.C. Session Law 2019-82, House Bill 924. This course will allow students to examine the ways in which power and responsibility are both shared and limited by the U.S. Constitution and how the judicial, legal, and political systems of North Carolina and the United States embody the founding principles of government.




    The curriculum for Economics and Personal Finance can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 

    Economics and Personal Finance

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the State Board of Education (SBE) supports the development of students who understand economic decisions, use money wisely, understand education and career choices, and understand how to be financially responsible citizens. Students should be provided with the agency, tools, and knowledge necessary to live in and contribute to a financially sound society. The Economicsand Personal Finance (EPF) course is intended to be a study of economics, personal finance, income and education, money management, critical consumerism, and financial planning. This course has been legislated by N.C. Session Law 2019-82, House Bill924. Because the study of economics and personal finance is an integral part of the learning progression of each course, kindergarten through high school, this course expects students to enter possessing a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of economics and money management.

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    • Dr. Christine Catalano
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