Grade(s) Offered: 9

New or Returning: Newly added

Taught by: Mr. Jacob Butenuth


The purpose of this course is to study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from Ancient History to the Modern Era.


In addition, the course exposes students to the concerns and methods of historical inquiry through lectures, analysis and discussion of selected primary and secondary sources, and writing of short papers.


The goal of this course is for the student not only to acquire historical information but also to learn through example (lectures, textbook) and practice (discussions, essay examinations, papers) a historical/critical method of thought and expression.  The best way to understand historical developments is to read and write about them, thus, the student can expect a good amount of both in this course.