The Social Studies Department at Grove School is committed to helping students develop a civic responsibility as well as a cultural appreciation. Social Studies classes cover a variety of topics in US History, Global Studies, Cultural and Social Issues. The department promotes critical thinking through analysis of primary sources and develops students’ ability to formulate and support positions on historical and current topics.
American Society at War
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Department: Social Studies
American Society at War is a Social Studies elective with a focus of major American wars and the impact on the country’s history, specifically the majority of the population away from the war. Within this course, students will be examining the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam. Throughout the study of each conflict students will study the major battles of the war, the key figures of each conflict and tactics and technology that made the war what it was. Within each unit students will explore the effects of the war on the home front, specifically social changes to everyday life, whether the exposure to the news from the war, the changes to manufacturing, the concentration of war effort, or even the organized protests to conflicts.