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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
-Abraham Lincoln
The Golden Valley High School Social Studies Department is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be productive and contributing citizens in today’s society. Learning about the past and its relation to the present is critical to the development of independent, analytical thinkers. The curriculum will be aligned with California State Standards and will challenge students through a variety of teaching styles. Other than recommendations by history and English teachers for 11th and 12th grade courses, prerequisites are not required for AP courses in the Social Studies department to encourage students to explore their interests and challenge their abilities.
10th Grade – World History A/B (10 credits)
11th Grade – U.S. History A/B (10 credits)
12th Grade – Economics (5 credits)
12th Grade – American Government (5 credits)

In addition to the graduation requirements listed above, students will also have the opportunity
to explore the following electives:
Psychology (5 credits)
AP World History A/B (10 credits)
AP U.S. History A/B (10 credits)
AP American Government & Politics (5 credits)
AP Macro Economics (5 credits)

Career Possibilities for Students Interested in Social Studies/History:
  • Economist
  • Librarian
  • Public Service Worker
  • Explorer
  • Newscaster
  • Social Worker
  • Geographer
  • Politician
  • Sociologist
  • Historian
  • Political Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Psychologist