About the Social Studies Department
Great Falls Academy offers students several Social Studies courses including U.S. History I and II, World History, and Personal Finance/Economics. Courses tie current events to lesson plans; educating students on events happening in the world today, and how it affects them. Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art projection systems and sound for watching historical documentaries, news stories, and interviews of successful entrepreneurs. Students become immersed in a multimedia tour de force of educational instruction.
As a supplement to the curriculum, Great Falls Academy has a partnership with the "Street Law" program of Rutgers University Law School. Students are given the opportunity to meet with a law school student once a week and discuss how the law applies to our every-day lives. Hypothetical situations are posed by the law student for students to contemplate, and the legality of the issue is then discussed as a class.
In Personal Finance, students learn how to budget money, career choices, and goal setting for high school, college, and beyond. Students learn how to write resumes, apply for jobs, and prepare for professional interviews. With these lessons under their belts, students can graduate from Great Falls Academy with the knowledge and confidence to enter colleges, trade schools, and the global workforce.