Welcome to History at Newton South High School High School! We are excited to work with students as they explore the history of the world and the United States.
Students are required to earn 15 credits in History for graduation. All students are expected to take 9th and 10th grade World History and 11th grade United States History. Seniors may also select from a number of history electives, which will be offered depending on student demand, staffing availability, and scheduling considerations. In addition to our standard courses, there are options that integrate the study of history and English, including 9th grade linked (413) and 10th-12th grade Modern Global Communities courses. Note that these courses, if elected, must be taken along with their English equivalents. Please see the course flow chart below or the Program of Studies for specific details about these courses and their levels.
If you cannot find what you need on this webpage, please contact your teacher or Jennifer Morrill, the Department Chair.
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS 2018
The only history courses that require summer reading are 11th grade honors Global History and 11th grade AP US History. There is no summer reading for 10th grade honors or any senior courses.
APUSH Summer Assignment
Students should read the first six chapters of "The Unfinished Nation," preparing for a test in the first full week of school. All chapters and instructions can be found on the APUSH Summer Reading Assignment course on Schoology. You should already have been added to the course, but if not please use access code J5WX2-CH2BN.
11th Grade Honors Global Summer Assignment
see PDF below