The academia in social studies and history shows a broad and balanced understanding of different societies in humanity. We breakdown prior eras to the present, from very distant cultures to our own. We ask our students complex questions about the forces shaping the world we have inherited.
As students research and answer these questions, they learn to measure facts beyond the recovery of events, dates, and names, as evidence in support of a thesis.
Like historians, students gather evidence through source analysis and create a well-crafted explanation. During the process, students weigh the significance of their findings and gain a new appreciation of the relevance of history.