History-Social Science

Learning About the U.S. and the World

Students in grades 10-12 learn not only facts, but also to understand common and complex themes throughout history, making connections among their own lives, the lives of people who came before them, and the lives of those to come.

Grade 10: World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World
Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century
Grade 12: Principles of American Democracy and Economics

In all grades, students will learn historical and social sciences analysis skills:

  • Chronological and spatial thinking

  • Historical research, evidence, and point of view

  • Historical interpretation


  • U.S. History

  • Government

  • Economics

  • World History

State Standards

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Click the link to view academic content standards for History-Social Science, adopted by the California State Board of Education: