Social Studies @ WUHSMS

The Social Studies Department at WUHS is designed to create a balance between historical inquiry and analysis. The courses create a flow from the early beginnings of humans to their development into late civilizations. Historical patterns are used to show the relationship between economic, political and social organizations. A full program of courses is available beginning with the required Freshman Social Studies, European History and US History. The department offers a variety of elective seminars at different levels including World Religions, The Holocaust and Art History, to name a few. Course curricula are implemented in student-centered classrooms using a variety of activities and a wide realm of discussion.

Grade 9 Level III
Prerequisite: none 
1 credit

This course covers prehistory, the rise of ancient civilizations (Mideast, Africa, China, Greece, Rome), and the Middle Ages. Students will be involved in a variety of activities including projects, research/reaction papers, tests, quizzes, Internet work, writing and reading assignments, oral presentations, and examining/analyzing documentaries. Students will also be expected to complete a midterm and final exam.


Grade 9 Level II
Prerequisite: none 
1 credit

This challenging one-year course covers the same material found in Level III World History, but in greater depth and with a stronger emphasis on reading and writing at a high level of cognition. Students will acquire skills to do extensive research on various assigned topics through the semester and be expected to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information at an accelerated level. Students will be expected to take a midterm and final exam.



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