History, Social Sciences, and Business

  • "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lots of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."  
    – Robert F. Kennedy

    The History, Social Sciences, and Business Department at BHS is aligned with the vision of the Massachusetts Department of Education.  Our purpose is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to become thoughtful and active participants in a democratic society and a complex world. We believe the future of democracy depends on our students’ development of content knowledge, historical reading and writing skills, and civic dispositions that will enable them to embrace democracy’s potential.  

    The Business, Entrepreneurship, and Finance Pathway offers students the opportunity to build and apply business skills to real-world situations.  The courses in this Pathway will help students develop an “entrepreneurial mindset” along with many technical skills necessary for success in the business world.  Students who are interested in joining the small-business economy of the Cape Cod region upon graduation as well as students who are interested in becoming future CEOs will benefit from participation in this Pathway.  

    All students need three History and Social Sciences credits, including U.S.I, U.S.II, and World History, to qualify for graduation. Advanced Placement United States History will fulfill the BHS United States History graduation requirement.  The recommended program of studies according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education includes World History, United States History I, and United States History II.