History courses introduce students to important events and trends, world geography, and the political, intellectual, and artistic expressions of various civilizations. Our faculty encourages students to become culturally literate while finding their their place as a world citizen. Students are challenged to consider problems on multiple levels, facilitating a deeper understanding of the complexity of society and the consequences of human judgment. The curriculum includes a regional studies program that is unprecedented at the high school level. Students in the 11th-grade take courses in Latin American, Chinese and Asian, or European history. Course placement is tied to modern language study. This interdisciplinary program provides opportunity to study the history of several areas of the world that fundamentally shaped contemporary society. Students hone their ability to think and write critically, express their ideas, and defend their points of view.
Suffield’s history curriculum teaches students to:
- Research and analyze concepts and present them both orally and in writing
- Become a culturally literate and responsible world citizen
- Develop complex, critical thinking skills to consider problems on multiple levels and from varied perspectives
- Build strong analytical reading, writing, and research skills