Alta Vista social studies courses
take an integrated, thematic
approach, utilizing National
Standards and California State
Standards to guide both content
and skills. Each of the course
offerings is designed to build on
skills students need in order to
become successful 21st Century
learners, as well provide diverse
opportunities to learn human
history from different approaches,
using student-centered, project-based strategies.
From courses that explore early civilizations and dissect the history of political systems to the study of scientific discovery and the evolution of world economic systems, social studies at AVS exposes middle school students to a variety of perspectives and points of view.
The History of Science
How Did We Get Here?
I Contain Multitudes