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Social Studies


The Social Studies Department at Dos Pueblos High School offers classes in US History, World History, Government, and Economics. Classes are offered at several levels including college preparatory (CP), advanced placement (AP), dual enrollment (with Santa Barbara City College), and International Baccalaureate (IB). Students in these classes are taught to utilize skills such as writing, critical thinking, public speaking, and working collaboratively with their peers to help them understand and learn the subject material.  In addition, our department is expanding our use of project-based learning to enable students to work in greater and more authentic depth in all our classes.


Our goal is to help our students gain historical perspective so that they can understand how they fit into the world and to enable our students to successfully navigate, appreciate, and participate in the political and economic systems of the United States and the world.