History & Social Science

The 6-12th grade “pathway” for History/Social Science is as follows:

  • (Upper Schools) World Geography and Ancient History; World History, Philosophy and Religion; World History (to 1800) and Civics,
  • (High School) World History (1900-present), United States History 1 (1763-1877); and, United States History 2 (1877-present).

In grade 9 students will take World History. This course is required for graduation and is offered at the College Preparatory and Honors level.

In grade 10 students will take US History 1 (Colonial America through Civil War). This course is required for graduation and is offered at the College Preparatory and Honors level. This course is a prerequisite for students who wish to enroll in AP US History. Students interested in taking AP US History must enroll in HN US History 1. Tenth graders may choose to select a year-long section of CP US History 1 that meets on alternate days with CP English 10. This section is designed to help support students in both reading and writing skills, as well as with organization. This section will have an honors option component in both English and in History. Students must have recommendations from both their teacher AND their guidance counselor.

In grade 11, students should take United States History 2 (Reconstruction to the 21st Century). This course is required for graduation and is offered at the College Preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement level.

In the 12th grade, students may choose either two semester electives or a full-year AP course.

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Global Studies Certificate (GSC) Program at CRLS:

gsc logoThe Global Studies Certificate (GSC) Program at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is an application-based program that promotes student engagement in global studies through an emphasis on the Asia Society’s global competence skills: investigating the world, weighing perspectives, communicating ideas, taking action, and applying disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise in authentic ways. Students in the program need to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and fulfill the following requirements: 1) complete a Global Studies Portfolio/Website; 2) attend monthly GSC meetings; 3) complete monthly online reflections on the GSC Google Classroom site; 4) enroll in the GSC Senior Spring Seminar course; 5) complete a GSC capstone program; 6) present their project at the GSC final symposium. Upon successful completion of the program, students’ transcripts will reflect their achievement and they will earn a Global Studies Certificate.

Application deadlines are:
Juniors: February 7, 2020
Freshmen/Sophomores: May 8, 2020

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