The mission of the Bear River Social Science Department is to assist in the discovery of a student's understanding of the social sciences through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum. Our team work collaboratively to enhance our students' and our understanding of the complex changes that take place within the social sciences. We challenge each student achieve mastery in our respective subjects in order to understand and analyze the many changes and challenges we as a local, national, and global society face today. Our goal is to develop self-motivated, world-conscious, critical and free thinkers capable of adapting to the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of the 21st century.
Our emphasis within the Bear River Social Science Department is the development of our students' Historical Thinking skills -- skills of the Historian that are applicable in any field of study or career path. Throughout a student's experience at Bear River, their Historical Thinking skills will be developed and assessed in the following areas:
We offer Bear River students an enriching experience with decades of teaching experience among the staff. Highly motivated, enthusiastic about of the learning experiences of our students inside and outside the classroom, the Social Science Department Staff is a dynamic one. Each one of us brings a different style to the learning environment so that students will be challenged in different ways throughout their high school experience. The Social Science Department prides itself in its commitment to holistic education, often volunteering or coaching in various different extra-curricular activities on campus.
The following are course offerings as of this writing. Electives are indicated with an asterisk:
World History (10th grade)
World History “X” (Accelerated - 10th Grade)
U.S. History (11th Grade)
AP U.S. History (11th Grade)
Government (Semester class - 12th Grade)
Economics (Semester class - 12th Grade)
AP American Government (12th Grade)
Beginning Psychology* (11th & 12th Grade)
Student Leadership* (10th Grade Class officers, 11th & 12th Grade)