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Social Studies

Victoria East High School Social Studies Department

"TITAN PRIDE!!"

The goal of the Social Studies Department at Victoria East High School is to help students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.  Academic Social Studies Courses at Victoria East consist of the following core subjects: World Geography, World History, U.S. History (from 1877 to the present), U.S. Government and Economics, and also includes Humanities and Social Science electives such as Psychology and Sociology. Our vision for social studies education is to develop an educated populace of good character. Instrumental to this vision are courses founded in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards and taught by educators committed to rigorous educational opportunities for all students.

VEHS Social Studies Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement Courses
(2018-2019) 
  • Pre-AP World Geography
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP World History
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States History
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Microeconomics

Action Civics Initiative

To prepare students for college, career, and civic life, we would like to highlight a few programs and organizations. Inclusion in this list does not indicate any official endorsement by the Victoria Independent School District.

National Council for the Social Studies and the Victoria East High School Social Studies Department are a part of the Action Civics Initiative, a non-partisan network of 28 organizations. Action Civics is a student-centered, project-based approach to civics education that develops the individual skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for effective citizenship. The Action Civics Initiative promotes four strategies based on community needs: student voice; deliberation; real-world interactions with civic officials and processes; and strong instructor support. These organizations include:  

The American Bar Association

 

The Albert Shanker Institute

 

The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

 

The Center for Civic Education

 

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

 

The Civic Engagement Research Group

 

The Constitutional Rights Foundation

 

Discovering Justice

 

Earth Force


Facing History and Ourselves

Generation Citizen

 

iCivics

 

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

 

The Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government

 

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics

 

The McCormick Foundation

 

The Mikva Challenge

 

National Association of Student Councils

 
 
 

Opportunity Youth United

 

Participatory Budgeting Project
 

Pearson
 

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
 

Street Law, Inc.
 

Student Voice
 

Teach For America
 

Youth Build