12th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
Social studies is essential to understanding the complexity of the world. The concepts, information, and practices in social studies help students to build an informed and balanced view of our interconnected world and its citizens. Time4Learning’s high school social studies courses are designed to prepare students for further study at the college level.
Learn more about which 12th grade history class we recommend, the objectives you should be reaching for, and how Time4Learning’s 12th grade social studies curriculum can be your ideal choice.
What do You Teach in 12th Grade Social Studies?
Because most colleges only expect 3 years of social studies credits in high school, the 12th grade history course that your student takes is largely up to you. However, if your college-bound student has not previously taken at least US History or World History, be sure to include that missing credit this year. If all U.S. History and World History credits are complete, Time4Learning recommends combining our one-semester U.S. Government course with a one-semester Economics elective for a full grade 12 social studies credit.
Social Studies Objectives for Twelfth Grade
By the time they graduate high school, students should be able to:
- Read complex texts at grade level.
- Read, write, and communicate ideas about history, geography, economics, and civics.
- Solve problems, make decisions and analyze issues from multiple perspectives.
- Analyze major historical periods and how they shift over time among nations and cultures.
- Have an understanding of the rights, roles, and responsibilities of citizens.
- Explain how the structure and functions of governments impact societies and citizens.
Time4Learning’s 12th Grade Social Studies Lessons
- Introduction to Government
- Types of Governments
- English Influences on Government
- The Enlightenment
- The Declaration of Independence
- The Need for a Constitution
- Drafting the Constitution
- Principles and the Preamble
- Federalism in the Constitution
- Article I: Congress
- Article II: The Presidency
- Article III: The Courts
- Article IV-VII: The Role of the Constitution
- Federalists and Anti-Federalists
- The Supreme Court and the Role of Government
- Writing Workshop: The Purpose of Government
- The Bill of Rights
- Your Rights: Freedom of Religion
- Your Rights: Freedom of Expression
- Your Rights: Due Process
- Your Rights: Trials and Punishments
- Your Rights: Personal Privacy
- The Fourteenth Amendment
- The Supreme Court and Civil Rights
- Case Study: The Stolen Valor Act
- The House of Representatives
- The Senate
- The Presidency and Its Powers
- The Federal Bureaucracy
- The Judicial Branch
- Political Perspectives
- Political Parties
- Campaigns and Elections
- Interest Groups and Lobbying
- The Media and Politics
- Creating Public Policy
- Fiscal Policy
- Regulatory Policy
- Social Policy
- Foreign Policy
- Global Economic Policy
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning Twelfth Grade Social Studies Homeschool Curriculum?
Time4Learning can be an invaluable partner for homeschool families looking for a flexible, standards-based social studies curriculum for their high school seniors. Our online program helps meet each of the above goals using a combination of direct-instruction videos, interactive tasks and assignments, and a variety of assessments. Built-in learning tools help students access content, organize information, and complete assignments.
Parents have access to current information about their student’s progress and performance. Progress reports make it easy to identify whether students are on track to complete courses within the allotted timeframe and determine the grade they have earned for submitted work.
Learn more about our online 12th grade curriculum, designed to help your child learn and master their fundamental concepts.