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  • History of the Ancient World

    World humanities is the story of human experience: how people, ideas, and goods spread across the earth creating our past and our present. To help the students better understand this experience, the course is divided into smaller units of study. Within each unit, the students will be presented with primary sources, cause and effect outlines, biographies, graphs, charts, maps, political cartoons, and graphic organizers to reinforce the essential questions outlined above. Students will be evaluated on their successful completion of these activities, in addition to a historical research paper, section quizzes, and chapter tests. Not only will the students be studying the actions of major historical figures, but will also look at how common people lived and acted. The students will compare the different experiences of various ethnic, religious, and racial groups, social classes, and women. This curriculum provides the students with the opportunity to explore what is happening in various regions and civilizations at a given time. In addition, it enables the students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives that lead to in depth understanding of the human element. The intent of this course is to introduce the concepts, materials, and tools employed in the discipline of history, and to help develop writing and other skills used in the study of history. By the end of the course the students should have developed their ability to think clearly and critically, to ask and research significant questions, to read historical materials intelligently, and to express their ideas in a logical, concise manner. Freshman course
  • Modern World History (H)

    Students will survey world history from the end of the Medieval Period to the Modern Age, with a focus on the interactions, culture, and identities of humans and civilizations. The course takes a “non-Western” approach, giving students a global perspective on the issues of politics, religion, empire, and war. Students will develop advanced critical thinking skills through regular writing assignments, primary source readings, and student-driven discussion. They will also have opportunities to study current events and their relevance not only to the present, but also to their connections with the past and the future. Modern World History (Honors) fully prepares students for the rigors of the IB program as well as university-level social sciences and humanities work. Sophomore course
  • IB Economics SL

    IB Economics SL is a two year course forming part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program hexagon’s group three: individuals and societies. Although students earn Cheshire Academy academic and effort grades, ultimate success in this class is determined by performance on the IB’s internal assessment commentaries written over the two years and the external assessment papers written in May of the second year. Economics is a dynamic social science. The study of economics is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation, and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants. As a social science, economics uses scientific methodologies that include quantitative and qualitative elements.

    IB Economics SL emphasizes the economic theories of microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms, and markets, and the economic theories of macroeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting countries, governments, and societies. IB Economics SL also encourages students to develop international perspectives, fosters a concern for global issues, and raises students’ awareness of their own responsibilities at a local, national, and international level. Junior/Senior two year course
  • Military History from 1800s

    Students will study military history starting with the wars of Napoleon and working through the Cold War Era. Students learn about warfare around the world, how societies have approached warfare, and how those approaches to warfare have interacted with one another when nations make war on each other. Students will focus on reading and writing skills that they will use in university-level history courses. In addition to quizzes and tests, students will use a formalized writing process that requires them to prepare tentative bibliographies, outlines, rough drafts, and final drafts for two multi-page papers during the semester. Students will also work together to prepare a group presentation of a modern battle in which individuals will examine the battle from unique perspectives and use those perspectives to team teach each other. Junior-PG elective

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  • The student-centered private school in CT

    Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and Post Grad to discover and hone their unique talents. This college preparatory school offers personalized learning opportunities like the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the IB Program. Artists can benefit from the Art Major program, while high school athletes can benefit from competitive athletics. Overall, students at the private school are encouraged to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and develop the critical thinking skills, confidence, and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society. 
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