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Social Studies

As the need increases for students to understand about how our society works and as the demands of today’s world require global awareness, the importance of social studies education in our schools is underscored significantly. It is a challenge to educators everywhere and one that we take seriously, for with every challenge, comes the opportunity for growth. Under the leadership and guidance of a highly qualified staff, students enrolled in the social studies program of District 218 do, in fact, have that opportunity -- to discover and to learn about the world in which they live in an atmosphere which fosters wonder and excitement.
 
All students are required to take courses in Geography, US History, and US Government for graduation. It is strongly recommended that all sophomores enroll in a World History course. Students will be placed in either Geography and Honors Geography on the basis of standardized placement tests and prior educational background.
Mr. Sean McSweeney
Curriculum Director
708-424-2000 x2415
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Four-Year Plan of Study

        

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman

 

Sophomore

 

Junior

 

Senior

 

Honors/AP

 

 

Geography,

        Honors 499

 

AP European

        History 494

 

World History Honors 473F

 

 

 

AP Comparative

 Government & Politics

                                 490

 

AP U. S. History 487

 

AP Psychology 492F

 

U.S. History, Honors 483

 

 

AP Comparative

 Government & Politics

                                 490

 

AP Microeconomics1 488

 

AP U. S. Government and Politics 489

 

AP Psychology 492F

 

AP Comparative

 Government & Politics

                                 490

 

 

College Prep

 

Geography 498

 

World History 472

 

U. S. History 482

 

 

Sociology 495

 

Psychology 491

 

Chicago History 484

 

 

U. S. Government and Politics 501

 

Sociology 495

 

Psychology 491

 

Economics 1503

 

Chicago History 484

 

Transitional

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Economics1502

 

A failure in Geography and/or U. S. History should be made up in summer school before senior year to ensure on time graduation.

 

1 Successful completion of these courses will fulfill the state consumer education mandate.  Students who plan to attend college are strongly encouraged to take Economics or AP Economics.