Students must know how to ask questions, seek
answers, and communicate their findings. That is,
they must be their own historians.
In teaching history, Brooks trains students to think for themselves. The role of a secondary school in a democratic republic is to prepare students for citizenship. Students must know how to ask questions, seek answers, and communicate their findings. That is, they must be their own historians. Our curriculum is built on the notion of steadily increasing responsibility and skill so students can take charge of their own education. The History Department believes in the writing of research papers and encourages students to embark on independent study.
The sequence of required courses constitutes world history from late antiquity to the present. However, once students have demonstrated the ability to ask, seek, and communicate on a sophisticated level, they are encouraged to step up to the challenge of Advanced Placement courses or to explore another culture, preferably in a non-Western tradition.
- Pre-Modern World History I/II
- Modern World History
- AP World History
- Building the American Republic
- The American Century
- AP United States History
- AP United States Government and Politics
- History of Human Rights
- African-American Studies
- Honors Economics
- The Middle East
- Race, Gender & Class in America
- Independent Study
- Exchange Program