About the History & Social Science Department

The history/social studies curriculum goals are to help students acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skills to participate intelligently and responsibly in civic life and to continue to learn for themselves. Essential skills of reading and writing expository materials, using library resources and technology, reading maps, interpreting documents and data, preparing research papers, and participating in discussions are taught and reinforced in all courses, grades 9-12.

All courses have a required summer reading component. Students are assigned one to three titles to be read by September and are responsible for obtaining reading lists when they select their courses. An assessment of the students‘ understanding of the books is done in the fall.

Dr. Kerry Dunne, Department Head

This 2017-18 school year is the pilot year of the AP Psychology course at Weston High School. With the goal of making our course engaging and dynamic for our students, we are looking for guest speakers, community organizations, and/or field trip opportunities that may be available to us here in Weston. The following units of study are all part of the AP Psych curriculum: History and Approaches in Psychology, Research Methods, Biological Basis of Behavior, Developmental Psychology, States of Consciousness, Sensation and Perception, Learning, Memory, Motivation and Emotion, Testing and Individual Differences, Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Psychology. If you have any suggestions for possible opportunities within the Weston and greater Boston community, please contact Katie Tucker at tuckerk@weston.org

Thank you for your consideration.

Currciulum

Note: There is always the possibility that courses listed in the Program of Studies may not run due to low enrollment or budget constraints.

The history/social studies curriculum goals are to help students acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skills to participate intelligently and responsibly in civic life, and to continue to learn for themselves. Essential skills of reading and writing expository materials, using library resources and technology, reading maps, interpreting documents and data, preparing research for presentation, and participating in discussions are taught and reinforced in all courses, grades 9-12.

Some courses have a required summer reading component. Students may be assigned one to three titles to be read by September and are responsible for obtaining reading lists. An assessment of the students’ understanding of the books is done in the fall.

Grades 9-12 Standards

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