Social Studies Department

  • In order for students to participate effectively in a free society and to exercise positive political and social behaviors, they must be able to focus on the complex, social, economic, and political changes in our world. Social science courses provide students with an understanding of society
    and human values. Furthermore, these courses prepare students for citizenship and the representative processes in a democracy while providing the basics for understanding the complexity of the world community.

    The following courses are required for graduation: World History, US History, and Government.

Courses

  • World History
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 10 Course Length: two semesters Course Credit: 1

    Honors World History
    Prerequisite: Department Approval
    Grade Level: 10 Course Length: two semesters Course Credit: 1

    Advanced Placement World History
    Prerequisite: Department Approval
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: two semesters Course credit: 1

    U. S. History
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 11 Course length: two semesters Course credit: 1

    Honors U.S. History
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade level: 11 Course length: two semesters Course credit: 1

    Advanced Placement U.S. History
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade level: 11, 12 Course length: two semesters Course credit: 1

    Government
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Honors Government
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    World Geography
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Economics
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Global Insights
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Psychology
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Sociology
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Advanced Placement Psychology
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade level: 11, 12 Course length: two semesters Course credit: 1

    Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
    Prerequisite: Department approval
    Grade 10, 11, 12 Course length: one semester Course credit: .5

    Advanced Placement Microeconomics
    Prerequisite: Department Approval
    Grade Level: 11, 12 Course Length: one semester Course Credit: .5

    Advanced Placement Macroeconomics
    Prerequisite: Department Approval
    Grade Level: 11, 12 Course Length: one semester Course Credit: .5

  • Area Administrator
    Veronica Lukemeyer

    vlukemeyer@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3409

    Teacher Leader
    Beth Thomas

    ethomas@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3784