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Department Chair - Alisa Harvey

Social Studies Standards
The Social Studies department at Sunset High School uses standards based teaching and learning, which offers consistently high expectations for all students through the use of rigorous knowledge and skill Learning Targets.

Social Studies Courses
The Social Studies department offers a broad array of standard, elective, and advanced course options, including: 
World History 9th
World History 10th
American Studies 11th
Senior Seminar
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Psychology
Religion & Philosophy
IB Economics SL
IB Psychology SL
IB Social Anthropology SL
IB Theory of Knowledge
IB History HL I
IB History HL II (including Project Challenge for college credit)

Social Studies Honors Program
​The Social Studies Honors Program is offered to 9th and 10th grade students as an extension of their learning in World History.  The objective is for students to explore areas of interest on a deeper level; to challenge themselves through activities and assignments that demonstrate higher level thinking skills; to develop skills that will better prepare them for IB coursework; and to help students engage in their local and global community.
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Social Studies Clubs
Amnesty International
Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)
Junto Society
Model United Nations
Young Conservatives
Young Democrats