Barnstable High School History & Social Sciences

  • "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

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    The History & Social Sciences program at BHS is diverse and comprehensive. Students are provided the
    opportunity to choose from a wide variety of courses that will meet their needs and learning styles
    within an atmosphere that is challenging and caring.  History and Social Sciences encompasses the study of 
    social relationships in all their variation, both past and present, drawing from the disciplines of 
    anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, sociology, and psychology. 
    The Department endeavors to prepare students to:
    1. Think like historians and social scientists by using inquiry methods to analyze information and synthesize ideas.
    2. Demonstrate civic competence.
    3. Identify enduring traditions in American society and the contributions of various cultural and ethnic groups.
    4. Appreciate the interdependence of nations and people in a global society.
    5. Develop clear oral and written communication skills.
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