The Social Studies Department encourages all students to become responsible and participatory citizens. Students are expected to support their beliefs with logic and be willing to consider multiple opinions. Students are expected to exhibit critical thinking skills as they analyze, synthesize, and evaluate issues. The development of these skills will encourage students to become productive members of society and to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
With the incorporation of 1:1 computing, unlimited resources are at the fingertips of all students as they explore, develop, and expand their knowledge base. Most students begin with either World Civilization or World Geography during their freshmen or sophomore year, enroll in U.S. History as a junior, and take advantage of a wide range of curriculum offerings of U.S. Government, Ivy Tech POLS 101, Economics, Law Education, Ivy Tech PSYC 101, and/or SOCI 111 during their junior and/or senior year.
Details about these courses may be found in the BHS Curriculum Guide 2016-2017.