The High School history curriculum challenges students to analyze and interpret the past through the lens of the historian. Beginning with the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia and moving through the major political, social, and cultural developments that shaped world history up to the contemporary era, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of how history informs the present and how historians debate and analyze the past. Students will conclude their historical explorations by applying their knowledge of the past to what it means to be a 21st Century citizen.