Welcome to the Batavia High School Social Studies Department website. Over the course of their four years in high school, students will complete four required courses in our department as well as have the opportunity to take any of our elective course offerings. Additionally, honors or Advanced Placement classes are offered at all four grade levels. Teachers in this department are innovative and seek to challenge students at the highest level.
Required Course Sequence AP Level Classes
9th Grade Cultural Studies AP Human Geography
10th Grade World History AP European History
11th Grade American History AP US History
12th Grade Government AP Government
Elective Course Offerings (11th & 12th Grades)
Contemporary Issues in American Society
Social Studies Department Mission Statement
Students will have the historical and cultural knowledge and skills to become well-informed, participating citizens capable of anticipating and meeting the challenges of self-governance in the global community.
To this end, we will develop students’:
o Geographic, historic, cultural and civic awareness.
o Intellectual curiosity to promote lifelong learning.
o Critical reading, critical thinking and formulaic writing skills.
o Ability to objectively analyze and evaluate various sources of information
o Capacity to make links across multiple content areas.
o Ability to incorporate research to support oral and written communication.