This course is an introduction to Social Studies focusing on the American experience. It includes orientation to social sciences such as geography, economics, and civics, as well as topics in history. Some units of study include: What is History, Thetford History, Native American People, Slavery, Civil Rights, Immigration, and major American conflicts. For each unit, students will be expected to maintain an organized notebook, participate in class discussions, and complete daily homework assignments. Methods of learning include small group discussions, large group discussions, presentations, note taking, projects, research papers, and tests.