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Long Trail believes the study of history and the social studies disciplines enrich those who pursue it by developing a greater understanding of self and others. We employ a humanities-based approach that seeks to nurture responsible and informed national and international citizens who think critically, communicate articulately, and respect one another’s differences. Faculty model and motivate students to cultivate effective writing, research, and thoughtful inquiry skills that connect diverse bodies of knowledge. They also utilize technology extensively in everyday teaching. The Department actively encourages following student interests within the context of their subject matter. Department members also promote student input into how to reach curricular goals. Long Trail is committed to developing life-long learners and thoughtful, active citizens.

Students in 10th grade may take a Social Studies semester course in addition to the required course for their grade, but they may not replace the required course.

Course Title Code

Advanced Modern World History

Contemporary Global Leadership

Contemporary Global Politics

Contemporary Military History

Contemporary U.S. Presidents

HL/SL 20th Century World History

HL/SL History of the Americas

Humanities: Exploring the Local to the Global

Modern World History

United States History

World History

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