CSW’s history curriculum teaches students the fundamentals of writing and research while also exposing them to a broad range of historical events, movements, philosophies, and contexts from the ancient world to the modern day.
The role of history is to prepare us to encounter our environment with the ability to see beyond our own individual context.
Discomfort is an essential part of unlearning our biases and opening up to new information and understanding so that we can face the past, present and future with an awareness beyond our own experiences.
We expect our students to engage with the discomfort in order to become bold and brave historians and to transcend a single narrative in favor of a more complicated and pluralistic story of the past.
By the time they reach the 11th-grade year, students may decide to pursue their coursework based upon specific areas of interests or curriculum pathways.