Did you know how a society's economy, racial make-up, and environmental geography are all related? Have you explored the importance of the interdependence of our government's judicial and legislative branches on policy making? Would you like to research a famous figure in history and create a living museum in their honor?
The Social Studies Department promotes liberal arts instruction that leads to informed citizenship. Historical knowledge can serve as a bridge to the present, explaining and illuminating how we have developed as a civilization. Students are introduced to a thought-provoking process of investigation and analysis centered on social issues: racism, poverty, gender, minorities, war, tolerance, equality and social justice, to develop critical thinking skills, diversity of opinion and moral sensibility.
"In AP US History, we don't focus on memorizing facts; we learn the stories. History has become much more interesting to me after taking courses at St. Joes."Eleanor '21