History & Social Science

  • The current 6th - 11th grade sequence for History and Social Science is as follows:

    6th - World Geography and Ancient History
  • 7th - World Religion, Philosophy and Government
  • 8th - Civics
  • 9th - World History, 1880-present
  • 10th - Critical Issues in United States History
  • 11th - Choose from one of thirty electives.

In grade 9, students will take World History, 1880-present. This course is required for graduation and is offered at the Honors level only.

In grade 10, students will take Earned Honors Option Critical Issues in US History; this course is also required for graduation.

In grade 11, students choose at least one History or Social Science elective to meet the basic graduation requirements. Many colleges and universities require students to earn 4 units of History and Social Science as an entrance requirement, so seniors are encouraged to take another history elective or explore other areas of the social sciences.

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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.

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