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.
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Department: Social Studies
Film Studies is a survey course where students view films spanning from the late 1930s through the present day. Student will discuss each film’s significance from a film standpoint and why it is historically significant. Students will also have written assignments for the class. These written assignments will ask students to critique certain films the class has viewed and to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the film being reviewed. Film Studies is a half-year course.