History Curriculum Fosters Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills
Teachers in Grier’s History Department do an amazing job of helping students unravel and understand events from the past and relate them to issues in the present. The teachers help students succeed using a multitude of methods, from traditional classroom lectures, readings, and discussions to hands-on activities, field trips, multimedia learning, creative projects, and more.
History courses are offered to students in grades 7-12. The history curriculum not only provides students with a strong foundation of historical knowledge, but also helps student develop analytical and critical thinking skills. Students apply their understanding through a variety of projects and hands-on interpretation. They showcase critical thinking skills in debates, persuasive presentations, and research.
Veteran History teacher Mrs. Curtis oversees the department which is comprised of Mr. Bob Porter, Mrs. Keri Salyards, Mr. Steven Packnick, Mr. Chad Llewellyn, and Mr. Zach Meyers. Core History classes cover global cultures, U.S. history, government, civics, geography, European history, and Western Civilization. Honors and AP course options are abundant available throughout the curriculum. The History Department also offers an exciting variety of elective classes, including classes in Economics, International Diplomacy, Film Theory, and AP economics classes.