Social Science Dept.
The Social Science Department at La Habra High School takes pride in preparing young people for enlightened citizenship by offering challenging courses in alignment with the California Framework. Students are prepared for careers or university training through the use of discussions, essays, independent research, and reading news articles, well-chosen textbooks, and other relevant books to stimulate discernment and reasoned judgment.
California History is a ninth-grade course in which students gain knowledge of the major events that formed California throughout its history.
AP Human Geography is a ninth-grade accelerated course providing students with an understanding of the spatial and key skills of geography in the context of human systems. Students are prepared for the College Board examination, earning college credit with a passing grade on the exam.
World History is a tenth-grade course in which students gain knowledge of world events in chronological historical periods. It emphasizes geography, political, and cultural history.
AP European History is an accelerated tenth-grade course of study providing students with knowledge of European history. Students are prepared for the College Board examination, earning college credit with a passing grade on the exam.
United States History is an eleventh-grade course providing students with awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the major events and the extraordinary men and women in our country's past.
AP U.S. History is a more rigorous course of study which prepares juniors for the College Board Advanced Placement examination. A passing grade on the exam demonstrates a high level of scholarship and can result in earning college credit.
American Government is a course for seniors that investigates how laws and government policies are formed and implemented; it provides an understanding of modern democracy including civic values and responsibility.
AP U.S. Government can be taken instead for those who desire a more critical, interpretive perspective of politics and institutions in the United States. Students are prepared for the College Board examination, earning college credit with a passing grade on the exam.
Economics another senior course, studies economic theory and institutions, with an emphasis on practical applications in a modern market economy.
AP Psychology is an elective course that uses inquiry, case studies, and critical thinking to develop an understanding of human behavior and the role psychology plays in everyday life. Students are prepared for the College Board examination, earning college credit with a passing grade on the exam.
The Social Science Department integrates technology into the instruction of its classes and uses materials that enrich the cultures and studies of the discipline. Teachers are aware of the latest research in their field by attending workshops and classes.