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SOCIAL SCIENCE

World History, World Geography, and American History 

The Social Studies Department combines the study of World History, World Geography, and American History with the intellectual, intuitional, political, socio-economic, artistic and cultural development of the human race from antiquity to the information age.


The department’s curriculum is designed to reflect the diversity and multicultural dynamics of human history and culture by providing a contextual approach to the events, ideas, experiences, and significant institutions that shape human history. Selected topics ranging from the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, Europe in the Middle Ages, American Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, and the Spread of Globalization are studied in the context of the cultural forces that shape significant historical events. In addition, special emphasis is given to the role of the US government in world events and the history of the District of Columbia as the setting for key historical events.

For all incoming AP World History Students, please click here to download your AP summer assignment for SY23-24. AP Human Geography students can download their summer work here.  If you have any questions over the summer, please email Mr. Fruendt at jonathan.fruendt@dc.k12.gov

SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM

YEAR 1

WORLD HISTORY

1 CREDIT

YEAR 2

WORLD HISTORY II

AP WORLD HISTORY

1 CREDIT

YEAR 3

US HISTORY 

AP US HISTORY

1 CREDIT

YEAR 4

US GOVERNMENT

AP US GOVERNMENT/ DC HISTORY

1 CREDIT

ELECTIVES

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION TO STREET LAW

1 CREDIT

SOCIAL SCIENCE FACULTY

LYNN MOORE

Department Chair, World History, Geography I, Street Law

JONATHAN FRUENDT

World History II, AP World History

SEBASTIAN CARIAS

DC History, US Government, AP US Government

JEFF JOHNSON

World History I, Pre-AP World History

STEPHEN EDGE

US History, AP World History

"President Clinton told us that we did more for intercultural dialogue than all of the heads of states and ambassadors that were there."

- Herbie Hancock
recalled playing at the Summit of the Americas in Chile
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