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History

We study history to see into the future. With a thorough understanding of the events and decisions that have shaped our civilization, we are empowered to move ahead and leave our mark on history.

At Mt. Bethel Christian, our History faculty are passionate about connecting students with the arc of God's hand throughout history in a way that excites and inspires.

Freshman Year

Ancient World History

This course focuses on key civilizations and societies in world history from the foundation of complex societies (circa 3200 B.C.) through the medieval period (ending around 1500 A.D.).

AP Human Geography

This college-level course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. This course follows a thematic approach with discussions of global, regional, and national physical/political features embedded throughout the course.

Sophomore Year

Modern World History 

This course focuses on key developments in world history from approximately A.D. 1500 to the current day. We will place special emphasis on increasing global connections during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

AP World History

AP World History is a rigorous, college-level course designed to explore human history from 8000 B.C.E. to the present. We will emphasize the development of analytical and writing skills necessary for success on a collegiate level. To this end, the course devotes considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, analysis of historiography (principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation), and inquiry into global connections that have shaped our present world. A special emphasis will be given to preparation for the National AP Exam, including historical writing through essay and document-based questions (DBQ) as well as objective evaluations.

Junior Year

U.S. History 

United States History is a comprehensive survey of our nation’s history from 1450 to the present, concentrating upon that area of the New World that would develop into the United States. During the first semester, students examine the development of Colonial America, its political, religious, economic, and social growth; its intellectual development, the formation and organization of the Republic; and the evolution of political, social, economic, and cultural institutions through the Civil War. In the second semester, students study the impact of war and Reconstruction on the nation, patterns of industrialization and immigration and their impact on American society and politics, the emergence of a distinctively modern culture, and the advent of the U.S. as a world power in the 20th century. Development of analytical reasoning and essays are emphasized.

AP U.S. History

AP United States History is a comprehensive survey of United States history from 1450 to the present designed to expand the students’ understanding of the themes, events, and issues in our nation’s history and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History, which students take in the spring. During this intensive study of the American past, students explore our collective heritage as a means of understanding our role and place in history. The focus throughout is upon the significant events and ideas that have led to the development of a modern democratic society. In the process, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the nation’s political, social, economic, and cultural development. They will also master skills necessary for successful college-level work: the ability to write effective essays, interpret primary and secondary sources, think critically, conduct research, and communicate their ideas with sophistication.

Senior Year

Government*

 

Economics*

 

AP Government and Politics: US

* Semester long course