Social Studies

History

Students will develop the ability to pursue historical research using methods of historical inquiry to evaluate and analyze primary documents, secondary documents, and artifacts.
Students will develop the ability to analyze historical events and the influence those events have on the past, present and future.
Students will develop the ability to identify and analyze events pertaining to the growth and development of various nations of the world, the United States, the state of Missouri and the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Geography

Students will develop map and global skills needed for interpretation of geographic data relating to the world’s physical geography.
Students will develop the ability to effectively use geographic themes to analyze the growth and development of human civilization.
Students will develop the ability to compare and contrast world cultures and the affects those cultures have had on their lives and on the lives of other citizens of the world.

Economics

Students will develop knowledge of economic systems and the roles people, institutions and governments play within those systems.
Students will develop the ability to analyze the role economics have played in the interactions between civilizations and nations.
Students will develop the ability to analyze the role economics have played in the development of civilizations.

Sociology

Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze the role religion, especially the role the Catholic Church has played in the development of world cultures.
Students will use the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to analyze past and present issues of social justice.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of various ethnic groups and their contributions to the nations of the world.

Political Science

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of a responsible citizen at the local, state, federal and world levels.
Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze various forms of government.
Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the role of various world governmental institutions.