Social Studies

Social Stud‚Äčies

Social Studies

In Social Studies classes students confront questions about the wonder and excitement of humankind in the world. How have humans defined themselves and made meaning of the world? How are we connected to and different from those who have come before us? What does all of humankind have in common? Who are we as a nation and what are our values and traditions? How did we get to be the way we are? How have we found unity in the midst of our diversity? Which individuals and groups contributed to our development? What are our great achievements as a nation? Where have we failed and what do we need to change? What are our responsibilities to ourselves and to society at large? What will we be like in the future? What is our place in the world? In short, social studies classes help students understand their roots, see their connections to the past, comprehend their context, recognize the commonality of people across time, appreciate the delicate balance of rights and responsibilities in an open society, and develop the habits of thoughtful analysis and reflective thinking.

Courses at Kenwood
American Government Grade 9
AP Government Grade 9
World History Grade 10
AP World History Grade 10
United States History  Grade 11
AP United States History Grade 11
Economics and Public Issues Grade 12
AP Economics Grades 11 or 12
Psychology Grades 11 or 12
Abnormal Psychology Grades 11 or 12
AP Psychology Grades 11 or 12
Facing History: The Holocaust Grades 10, 11, or 12
Juvenile Justice Grades 11 or 12
African American History Grades 10, 11, or 12
AP Human Geography Grades 10, 11, or 12

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass the classes below, as well as passing the American Government High School Assessment.  
American Government  1 Credit
World History 1 Credit
United States History 1 Credit 
Economics and Public Issues  .5 Credit
Additional Information

Students who enroll in five Social Social Studies classes and earn  3.3 GPA in those classes will be eligible to join the Michael J Collins Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.