Major Courses


At Upper Dublin High School, all students are required to take (4) years of Social Studies. The courses are listed below and information and resources for each course can be found by clicking on the appropriate link. NOTE: students may elect to take the appropriate Advanced Placement Course in lieu of the grade 10, 11, 12 requirements.
  • United States History I (grade 9)
    • US History I covers a significant amount of time and material, including the early Native American civilizations, the rapid expansion of our country from 1600-1900 and the development of our democratic principles. Major areas of concentration include the Colonial/Native American experience, Independence, Federalism, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy, Sectionalism, Civil War, the Melting Pot, Cultural Expansion and Economic Growth.

  • United States History II (grade 10)
    • US History II begins with a review of the latter part of the 19th century and continues to the present. Units of study will include the emergence of America as a world power, the Progressive Era, Imperalism, World War I, Depression, FDR - New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, Civil Rights Movementm, Vietnam Era and the current presidency. The cause and effect relationship of historical events is emphasized in the study of historical themes.

  • World History (grade 11)
    • The World History course is planned to enable each student to develop an awareness of the people and events which have created the world. The course of study will cover the chronological development of world civilization by geographic area and will include Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America. Both the evolution of "culture" and the significance of current events will be stressed.

  • United States Government (grade 12)
    • Government is designed so that students will the study the origins, powers and functions of the national, state, county, and local governments. The impact of historical events and government powers and policies as well as Supreme Court decisions will be emphasized in this course. Through the government curriculum each senior will be introduced to and be expected to learn the basic concepts of economics as they apply to the US government