Pathfinder Tech

Social Studies

COURSES AVAILABLE AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • World II
  • Honors World II
  • Resource World II

Grade 10

  • US I
  • Honors US I
  • Resource US I

Grade 11

  • US II
  • Honors US II
  • Resource US II
  • Law
  • Global Issues
  • AP Psychology

Grade 12

  • Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
  • AP Government and Politics
  • History of War

Social Studies

The foundational belief of the Social Studies Department is to prepare students for citizenship in a democratic society. This directly supports the school’s mission statement which advocates that our “primary purpose is to enable students to become responsible members of the community.”

Social Studies Department courses are designed to:

  • Provide students with the knowledge base, research skills, and critical thinking abilities they will need to be informed, involved, and active citizens in a democratic society.
  • Encourage students to relate to the events, issues, and lessons of history to contemporary students and to their own lives.
  • Prepare our students for state-based assessments in social studies.
NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Research Based Projects / Presentations
  • Document Based Questions
  • Civics Project
GRADUATION & MCAS REQUIREMENTS
  • Completing 3 years of History (World II, US I, and US II)
  • Civics Project
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Analyzing/Annotating primary and secondary documents
  • Argument writing
  • Research (Inquiry based projects)
  • Critical thinking to connect to modern day scenarios (past to present)
  • Actively participating in civic duties within a democracy

EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES THAT RELY ON SKILLS IN THE SUBJECT AREA

Social Studies Teacher

Historical consultant/Researcher

Museum Curator / Educator

Lawyer

Geographer

2 & 4 Year College History Professor/Lecturer

Political Advisor / Analyst / Diplomat

Archivist

Journalist

Anthropologist

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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