High School Social Studies
The scope and sequence for Social Studies instruction in the Ann Arbor Public Schools is aligned with the State of Michigan High School Content Expectations (HSCE’s).
These content expectations reflect best practices and current research in the teaching and learning of Social Studies and represent a vision for a rigorous and relevant high school experience for all Michigan students. Special attention has been paid to national research and support for the skills that prepare students for successful post-secondary educational engagement and future roles in the work place, including the Standards for Success report Understanding University Success.
For the Classes of 2011 and beyond, three units of credit, including World History & Geography, US History & Geography, United States Government, and Economics, must be earned, in the span of grades 9-12, to meet the graduation requirement.
Course curriculum maps are available for additional information regarding course alignment to state standards.
Typical Social Studies Sequence
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|World History & Geography||US History & Geography||
Social Studies Elective
Social Studies Electives
|Instructional Interventions for Struggling Students|
- History, American Studies AC
- History, Current
- History, European AP
- History, US AP
- History, World in Film
- Human Geography AP
- Humanities, African-American History AC
- Interpersonal Relations
- Psychology, Applied
- Peer Facilitating
- Studies, African-American
- Studies, Gender
- Studies, Hispanic-American
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