Students have several options within Group 3: Social Sciences: U.S. History/History of the Americas, and The World in the 20th Century, taught by Ms. Moore and Mr. Kopperud; Philosophy, taught by Mr. Fournier; and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) taught by Mrs. Williams.
IB History is a three-part study of the people and events that help shape global history. During their junior year students take a hybrid US History/History of the Americas Class, which covers significant events, individuals, and themes of history in the western hemisphere while also allowing students to develop and apply skills in text analysis, research, and writing. Senior year students expand on that study, looking in depth at themes particular to the 20th century.
Philosophy includes the study, discussion of, and writing about topics that range from philosophical issues and ethics, morals and culture, to knowledge and reason.
Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) presents topics that include the ecosystem, human population, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, global warming and environmental value systems. ESS is a transdisciplinary course, meeting the requirements of both Group 3 and Group 4.