TPS History, Government and Social Studies Courses
“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein…” (Ps 24:1)
Social Studies may be seen as a set of interrelated academic disciplines (History, Government/Politics, Economics, Sociology, Psychology) that study human behaviors, events, cultures, and ideologies as part of God’s creation. History is then approached as study of God’s manifest plan as it has unfolded for individuals, peoples and nations.
Psalm 24 provides a foundation and framework for study of History and Social Studies within TPS, resulting in several academic commitments:
- All things belong to God — not just “sacred” versus “secular” things.
- All happenings are under God’s plan — not just happenings we like or with which we agree.
- All people are created equally in God’s image — not just “western” people or “Christian” people.
Our goal in TPS History, Government and Social Studies is to prepare students to understand, engage with and influence the world. We emphasize study of original context so we can better understand things removed from our own time and situation, and more wisely consider lessons learned from them. TPS History, Government and Social Science courses are also academically distinguished by their emphasis on research and essay writing. A student who takes a well-planned set of TPS History and Social Studies courses will have unparalleled preparation for college and career with a global understanding and potential for worldwide impact.
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Suggested History, Government and Social Studies Sequence
Grades 6-8: Christian World History – Heroes of the Faith
- U.S. History for Middle School (full survey, with emphasis on prior to Civil War Reconstruction)
- Ancient History
- World History and Cultures
- Western Civilization – History Through the Humanities
- Eastern Kingdoms – History of Asia
- U.S. History for High School (full survey, with emphasis on after Civil War Reconstruction)
- College Contemporary World History
- College U.S. History
- AP European History
- AP World History
- AP U.S. History
Government and Social Studies Courses
Grades 6-8: Globetrotters Geography for Middle School
- World Geography for High School
- U.S. Government (Civics) and Economics
- U.S. Government (one semester)
- Economics (one semester)
- U.S. Government and Politics
- Constitutional Law (one semester)
- AP Human Geography
- AP Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
- AP U.S. Government and Politics
- AP Comparative Government and Politics
- AP Psychology (College Psychology)
To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “History,” “Government,” or “Social Science” category in our Course Catalog.