Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Social Studies


Offerings in the Social Studies Department prepare students to be effective citizens in a rapidly changing global society. The curriculum provides courses to meet state graduation requirements. An array of elective courses offers history, area studies and the behavioral sciences and build upon Lincoln’s unique downtown location. The Department supports an interdisciplinary approach to teaching. Social Studies teachers are committed to the goals of the International Studies Center.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Modern World History (1 credit), United States History (1 credit), Government (1/2 credit), Economics (1/2 credit).

Courses Offered: (For more details about each course check the current course guide.)

  • Modern World History
  • United States History
  • United States History: African-American Studies
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Area Studies
  • Current Issues
  • Peace Studies
  • IB 20th Century World History HL 1-2
  • IB History of the Americas HL 1-2
  • IB Psychology
  • IB Social Anthropology SL/HL 1-2
  • Peace Studies
  • IB Theory of Knowledge for Juniors
  • IB Theory of Knowledge for Seniors
  • IB Core for Seniors