Upper School Social Studies

Upper School students begin their exploration of social studies with required core courses in world history (an introduction to the ancient world followed by an overview of modern world history) and U.S. history (an examination of American history from the Antebellum period to the present). From there, students can choose from a wide range of advanced seminars in social studies. Calhoun social studies classes deliberately incorporate diverse voices into the examination of history, challenging students to expand their perspective and broaden their world view.

Highlight of Social Studies Electives:

  • The American Political System
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Bioethics
  • Race & Housing
  • Global Mythology & Folklore
  • Medieval Studies
  • Education History Through Archives
  • Punishment, Politics & Culture
  • Understanding Nazi Germany
  • U.S. - China Relations
  • Adolescent Psychology

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