Social Studies Courses
The Social Studies Department offers a wide selection of courses designed to advance the interests and abilities of all students. Students will be empowered to apply academic skills in their coursework both in the Social Studies Department and in other core content areas.
It is the Overland-Prairie Campus expectation that our students will be prepared for college, the workforce, and life in our society. To ensure this, our focus is on developing skilled and informed students with a desire to be lifelong learners who contribute to society and think critically about local, national, and international issues.
At Prairie, students will engage in a rigorous curriculum covering: the Western Hemisphere in sixth grade, Eastern Hemisphere in seventh grade, and United States history through the Antebellum Era with an emphasis on the Constitution in eighth grade. With this as a firm foundation, students at Overland will be given multiple opportunities to earn college credit through passage of the Advanced Placement exams, as well as taking concurrent enrollment courses through the Community College of Aurora.