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What's the typical progression of history classes in high school?

Hey, could anyone tell me about the usual sequence of history classes throughout high school? I'm not sure what to expect after World History and want to plan out my next few years. Is there a standard order that schools usually follow?

7 months ago

Certainly! In most high schools, the sequence of history courses commonly starts with a broad survey course in 9th or 10th grade, such as World History or Global Studies, which it sounds like you've already taken. Following that, students often take United States History in 10th or 11th grade, which covers the history of the U.S. from the pre-Columbian period to the present.

In the 11th or 12th grade, you might expect to take Government or Economics, which sometimes could be semester-long courses each. Additionally, many schools offer European History, which can be an alternative or follow-up to World History. As you approach your senior year, you may also have the opportunity to take more specialized or advanced courses, like Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History, AP European History, AP World History, or AP Government and Politics, if you're looking for a bigger challenge and college credit.

Finally, remember to check your school's specific requirements and electives, as some might offer unique courses like Psychology or Sociology, which might also fulfill a history or social science requirement. It's best to consult with your academic advisor or counselor for a personalized plan that suits your interests and academic goals.

7 months ago

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