The Social Sciences Department offers courses on history, culture, and geography.

Students in grade 7 study the history of major world civilizations through the Middle Ages. Students in grade 8 study United States history from government formation through the Civil War. 

Students in grades 9 or 10 study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th century through the present.

After a review of the nation's beginnings, students in grade 11 study the development of U.S. democratic ideals and the major turning points in American History in the 20th Century.

During the first semester of grade 12, students pursue a deeper understanding of U.S. national, state, and local government. In the second semester, they study the basic principles of economics.

All classes meet the California History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools for grades 7-12.

All ninth graders take one semester of Careers, a graduation requirement that includes career and college exploration study. 
 
The MCAA Social Sciences and Careers Faculty (to view specific teacher pages, please use the Teacher Pages/Contact menu at the top of the page):

Kendra Barrera
  • Careers

Daniel Tejada
  • History 7
  • History 8

Larry Yocum
  • World History
  • United States History
  • Civics
  • Economics