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History, Government and Social Science Courses

Why choose TPS History and Social Studies? Are TPS History and Social Studies right for your student? Please click the slide below to find out.

 

The Potter’s School teaches history from neither a secular revisionist nor a Christian revisionist approach. Rather, we study the people, events, ideologies, and movements as part of God’s sovereign plan for individuals, peoples, and nations, worked through believers and unbelievers. We emphasize study of original source materials and often use secular texts, but we analyze all ideas, events and movements from a biblical worldview. Our History program is coherent and thorough, and a student who takes it start to finish will have unparalleled preparation for college and career. However, none of the courses are required as prerequisites for the others, and students can generally take them selectively and in any order.

Suggested History, Government and Social Studies Sequence

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History Courses
Grade 6: Heroes of the Faith: Church History
Grades 6-7: Heroes of the Faith: Church/Western History
Grades 7-8: U.S. History (JH) (full survey, with emphasis on prior to Civil War Reconstruction)
Grades 8-9: Ancient History
Grades 9-12: World History, U.S. History (HS) (full survey, with emphasis on after Civil War Reconstruction), History of Asia and Middle East
Grades 10-12: AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP European History
Grades 11-12: College Western Civilization, College U.S. History

History, Literature and Composition (combined) Courses
Grades 4/5/6: Elementary Humanities: History and Literature of the United States
Grades 4/5/6: Elementary Humanities: History and Literature of the Ancient World
Grades 5/6/7: Elementary Humanities: History and Literature of Asia and the Middle East
Grades 6-7: Heroes of the Faith: Church/Western History
Grades 8-9: American History, Literature and Composition
Grades 9-12: Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation History, Literature and Composition
Grades 10-12: Modern (1650 – WW2) History, Literature and Composition
Grades 10-12: Ancient History, Literature and Composition
Grades 11-12: Contemporary History, Literature and Composition (future course)

Social Studies, Government, and Civics Courses
Grades 7-8: Geography for Junior High
Grades 9-12: U.S. Government (Civics) and Economics, U.S. Government and Politics, Economics, World Geography (HS), U.S. Government and Constitution, Constitutional Law
Grades 10-12: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Macro+MicroeconomicsPsychology from a Biblical Perspective, College Psychology

To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “History,” “Government,” or “Social Science” category in our Course Catalog.