The Genesis Preparatory School history curriculum enables students to know themselves more fully in a changing historical context and be active participants in their local, national, and world communities.

Our history curriculum seeks to:

  • nurture each student’s enjoyment of history
  • teach a wide body of knowledge
  • develop research, writing, and oral expression skills
  • develop critical thinking abilities
  • instill in students a desire to serve others and take responsibility for their world

The GPS history program examines the global human experience through unifying themes like the process of change over time and the interrelated nature of societies. Information presented in class is selected to engage student interest in and understanding of historical concepts and patterns.

Methods of evaluation in all courses include tests, quizzes, essays, and research assignments. Students should expect that the reading will become more challenging at each subsequent grade level.

All students must complete three full years of study in history.