United States History courses explore the experiences of the following groups throughout US History: Native Americans, women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, and immigrants. Students talk about the experiences of the listed groups in each unit. Specific examples include: the impact of European contact/colonization on Native Americans; the Atlantic slave trade; the role of women and African Americans in the American Revolution; Indian removal and reservations; experiences of 19th to early 20th century immigrants; women’s rights movements in the Antebellum/Progressive eras; Jim Crow laws; Chinese exclusion; roles played by women and ethnic minorities in WWI and WWII; Japanese internment during WWII; the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s-1960’s; the feminist movement of the 1960’s; and the gay rights movement of the 1960’s.
AP Human Geography classes do a full unit on world culture, which includes information and case studies on world languages, religions, ethnicities, and customs. Students also use modern case studies from around the world to demonstrate geographic concepts, which span and highlight a diverse range of areas and cultures.
In classroom discussions relative to the plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (7th Grade) and “Romeo and Juliet” (8th Grade), particularly on the topic of marriage, students studied women’s roles in the Elizabethan era in comparison to their roles in contemporary society. They specifically discussed and highlighted roles of women in families, educational and career opportunities, and property ownership. The following resources were incorporated: