The Woodside High School Social Science department offers four required courses and two electives.
Freshmen: Life Skills / Ethnic Studies - Life Skills focuses on decision making, mental, social/ community health, and substance abuse. Ethnic Studies- students will develop the skills to critically examine local, national, and global histories through the lens of race, gender, and class. *LEP offered.
Sophomores: World History - The course covers a period of more than 500 years and highlights the intensification of a truly global history as people, products, diseases, knowledge, and ideas spread around the world as never before. LEP* and AP offered.
Juniors: United States History - A study of the history of the United States with a focus on the 20th century. LEP* and AP* offered.
Seniors: American Government and Economics (one semester of each). Each course is a survey of the major concepts and structures of government and economic systems. Seniors also complete the Senior Thesis, a required individual research project. LEP* offered.
Electives: Anthropology and Psychology. These courses are open primarily to juniors and seniors.*
* LEP= Limited English Placement - for English language learners new to the country. *AP- Advanced Placement.