Welcome!

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

Economics

Political Science

Psychology

AP Psychology

Sociology

 
 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.