PHILOSOPHY

The Social Studies Curriculum of Notre Dame High School is designed to stimulate critical thinking, promote social justice based on Catholic Christian principles, encourage patriotic involvement, and develop respect for national and cultural differences.  The curriculum emphasizes an understanding of contemporary economic, social, and political realities and future challenges.

The Social Studies Curriculum should enable the student to develop:

1.  Civic responsibility and active civic participation.

2.  Perspectives on their own life experiences so they see themselves as part of the human community.

3.  A critical understanding of the historical, geographic, economic, political, and social institutions,  traditions, and values of the United States.

4.  Critical attitudes and analytical perspectives appropriate to understanding humanity.

Courses Offered

- Human Geography
- World History
- Honors World History
- AP European History
- United States History
- AP United States History
- US Government and Current Events
- AP Government and Politics
- Economics
- Honors Political Economy
- AP Microeconomics
- Film and American History
- Law and Society
- Civil Liberties & The Constitution
- African American Studies
- History of the Vietnam War
- Latin American History
- Psychology
- AP Psychology
- Humanities