Social Studies

Social Studies

Three units of social studies credit -- including American History and one semester of government -- are required for graduation from the Joplin School District for the class of 2010 and beyond.


The Social Studies Department consists of fourteen instructors. Course offerings consist of Advanced Contemporary Issues, Advanced Contemporary Issues Enrichment,  Advanced World Geography, Advanced World Geography Enrichment, Advanced World History, American Government, American History, Civil War, Contemporary Issues, Contemporary Issues & Leadership, Contemporary World Affairs, History Through Film, Independent Enrichment, Intro to Psychology and Sociology, Modern Warfare, Sociology, Understanding the Law, We the People, World Geography, and World History. For the college bound student Psychology, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, and World History are offered as Advance Placement classes, and American History, government U.S. State & Local, Psychology, U.S. History 1492 - 1877, U.S. History 1877 - Present are offered as a Dual credit class.

We also offer additional participation through school clubs.(See the clubs page.)

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