History classes at The Cedar School will use almost exclusively primary sources, including journals, diaries, memoirs and contemporary newspaper articles. History classes will also incorporate art, photography and artifacts, and guest speakers, allowing students to study history in light of the people who lived it. Monthly field trips will be related to the humanities curriculum, as well as to science and math.
At The Cedar School, we believe that content should be a vehicle for the skills students need for college and life. Students will explore historical eras in depth, rather than breadth, allowing them to think deeply and write thoughtfully about the topics they study and how those topics and ideas apply to their lives. The history curriculum will include US History and Government, as well as World Cultures, and will be closely connected to the English and Arts curriculum.