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11th Grade Social Studies Curriculum

11th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
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In 11th grade social studies, students are usually taught U.S. History II or World History (depending on preference, state requirements and academic level). Junior high school students are expected to get a deep understanding of major events and turning points throughout history, as well as advanced knowledge in geography and culture.

Learn more about what juniors are expected to learn throughout the year, the objectives you should be setting, and how Time4Learning’s 11th grade social studies curriculum can be your ideal choice.

What Do You Teach in 11th Grade Social Studies?

The typical high school social studies sequence generally moves from World History and Geography to US History to Participation in Government/Civics or Economics. Different states, homeschoolers and schools may vary in their sequence.

With Time4Learning, parents have four choices at the high school level to set as their preferred course for their 11th grade social studies curriculum.

Once you’ve chosen the social studies curriculum you wish your 11th grader to learn, you should ensure students get a thorough understanding of the different eras in US or World History. Students should also learn to examine and question the reliability of historical evidence and make conclusions about history.

If you follow Time4Learning’s recommendation of teaching U.S. History II in 11th grade you can expect to see the topics below in the curriculum:

  • Industrialization, the Gilded Age, immigration, and urbanization
  • Populism and the American West
  • Progressivism and Reform
  • Imperialism and World War I
  • The 1920’s and the Great Depression
  • World War II and the Cold War
  • The Era of Cultural Change
  • The ‘70s and ‘80s to the modern world

Learn more about Time4Learning’s eleventh grade social studies curriculum by checking out the 11th grade social studies scope and sequence and the 11th grade social studies lesson plans.

Social Studies Objectives for Eleventh Grade

As you plan for a successful completion of 11th grade social studies, you will want to make sure that your 11th grade social studies lesson plans meet the goals and objectives you have set for your child.

Here are some examples of the types of learning goals and objectives that your child should achieve in 11th grade:

  • Analyze legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons.
  • Craft informative and argumentative essays regarding important historical events.
  • Draw connections between the past and present, between cultures, and between differing perspectives.
  • Provide examples of important leaders who left their marks.
  • Accurately place major events in chronological order and explain historical causation, continuity and change over time.
  • Compare and contrast different sets of ideas, events and people.
  • Explain how some historical developments connect to broader historical processes across regions and time.
  • Evaluate diverse historical perspectives and how they influenced historical interpretation over time.
  • Understand what makes some historical interpretations better than others.
  • Understand the impact of conflicts and cooperation on societies.

Why Choose Time4Learning Eleventh Grade Social Studies Homeschool Curriculum?

11th graders typically study U.S. History II for social studies, however, with Time4Learning parents and students can choose to customize their course choices based on skill level, interests, and overall high school plans.

As juniors explore their post-high school options, your child will get a clearer understanding of the patterns, processes, and people that have shaped our history. The topics presented across our high school social studies courses will help students draw connections between the past and present, between cultures and places, as well as multiple perspectives.

As a social studies homeschool curriculum for 11th grade students, Time4Learning provides all the coursework for a full year. Parents get access to four different courses (of their choice) for a low monthly fee of $30, and each additional course costs $5. Our program can also be used to supplement traditional schooling or other curricula.

Below are some additional benefits of Time4Learning’s 11th grade social studies curriculum:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Various social studies courses to choose from, including advanced courses such as sociology, psychology and more.
  • Standards-based curriculum covers topics through engaging, interactive lessons taught by experienced teachers.
  • Curriculum is arranged chronologically and thematically to provide context for historical events.
  • Lessons provide in-depth looks at important figures and events and incorporate primary and secondary source documents.
  • Students can use the CloseReader tool to interact with texts by highlighting and adding sticky notes.
  • Lessons incorporate graphic organizers, multimedia clips, maps, charts, photographs, and graphs to support different types of learners.
  • Students are exposed to a variety of writing assignments, as well as a project, with built-in writing support.
  • Parents can access planning and recordkeeping tools to help build homeschool portfolios.
  • Video lessons include closed-captioning to ensure students with different learning needs get the support they need.
As a Supplement
  • Parents can choose among the four high school social studies courses and can require completion of all or parts of the chosen curriculum.
  • Curriculum can be used as a summer school course, for afterschool learning, or to simply review certain topics or skills.
  • Writing and project assignments can be used to reinforce learning in traditional school.
  • Online nature of the curriculum provides an alternative way of learning for students who typically experience face-to-face instruction.
  • Online access provides flexibility to learn despite teenagers’ busy schedules and unique productive times.
  • Parents can monitor progress in a number of ways and can start and stop instruction (no contracts!).
  • Lessons are taught with humor and provide real-world connections for positive reinforcement.
  • Thought-provoking warm-up activities at the beginning of each lessons helps engage students and activate prior knowledge.
  • Accessible 24/7, from anywhere, any time.

Additional 11th Grade Homeschool Resources

Return to the 11th Grade Curriculum Overview. Or explore the our other eleventh grade resources:

PreK - 8th

  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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