At LCA, social studies is approached from a biblical perspective. Whether students are learning about current events from around the world or history throughout time, we approach it from a Christian worldview. Students have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills as they interact with historical events and documents. They are also able to more fully engage in history by performing several simulations throughout the year. During their senior year, students have the chance to look at Supreme Court cases and examine the application that the outcome of those cases has on our lives today, specifically in context to how it relates to Christianity today.
The social studies department also builds reading and writing skills as students respond and reflect upon the curriculum. Debating is an important part of the learning process in social studies as students learn to create carefully constructed arguments and rebuttals. Both Macro and Microeconomics are taught to our seniors and several AP classes are available for high schoolers to take.