Contemporary World Cultures studies people, places and societies of the contemporary world, as well as the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events within those societies.  The societies studied represent different levels of development, religions, and governmental, economic, and education systems.  Applying limited government and the U.S. free enterprise system as a frame of reference, students describe the nature of citizenship in various societies.  Using primary and secondary sources, students develop social studies skills in acquiring information and utilizing critical thinking skills to understand current geographic, historical, economic, political, and cultural and technological issues and concept.  



    Honors Contemporary World Cultures includes the topics in 6th grade social studies.  Students achieve a greater depth of understanding through thoughtful discussion and reading.  Thee course is designed to equip students with the conceptual understanding and critical thinking needed in preparation for high school Advanced Placement courses.