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History and Social Science Department

The study of history and social science at Canterbury is a creative endeavor that tasks students of all Forms to think like historians in order to make sense of the past. Students experience the frame of reference of another time period through classroom simulations. Examples include, but are not limited to: drawing connections between Neolithic villages and modern cities to discover the foundations of civilization; holding class debates to render judgment on turning points in modern European civilization; traveling west on the Oregon Trail during the 1840s; and investing in the stock market during the 1920s. Teachers integrate content material with classroom activities centered on intellectual skills to connect the past to the present.

History courses are listed below; please download the Academic Guide for a complete list of our course offerings.