Social Studies Department
The Social Studies Department at EBT takes students through a four-year sequence of World and U.S. History, American Government and Economics. In addition to giving our students a sense of our past, teachers seek to improve students’ critical thinking and questioning skills, traits required for them to be active and productive citizens. Our more advanced students may be placed in Honors classes or in our two Advanced Placement Social Studies courses: World History and American History. Students may also take part in our Model United Nations club, which has sent students to many conferences around the tri-state area, and each year sends a select group to the Netherlands to visit the World Court at The Hague.
The Social Studies curriculum at The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology is broken into two Regents-track courses—Global History and Geography and U.S. History—and a senior year program of Government and Economics.
Global History and Geography is a two-year social studies program divided into a sequence of four semester-long courses: Global History I, II, III, IV. Their combined topical content spans the entire history of mankind across the globe, beginning with man’s evolutionary origins and ending with his places and roles in the world of today. Upon successful completion of these four courses, the student will be prepared to take the state-mandated Global History and Geography Regents examination which culminates the program.
United States History is a one-year social studies program divided into a sequence of two semester-long courses: U.S. History I, II. Their combined topical content spans U.S. History from the pre-colonial era to the present day. Upon successful completion of these two courses, the student will be prepared to take the state-mandated United States History and Government Regents examination which culminates the program.
The Government curriculum is a one-semester course that focuses on the political system in America and around the world. The content covers the foundations of political systems and shows how those systems have been adapted over time, with a special focus on the political systems that have been used in and had an effect on the United States. The Economics curriculum is also a one-semester course that covers the basics of economic systems and principles. Special attention is paid to how economic principles such as budgets and credit affect students in their personal lives.