Each course covers the events, movements, patterns, scholars in the field, and leaders within the range of the specific topic. Each class will study the following themes: political institutions, economic changes, religious beliefs, and socio-cultural elements. Students read, compare, and analyze the flow of history and the writing of history. Each course is a survey of a specific period, with World History and American History required. Honors courses and specialized studies of various eras or regions are made available at different times and may include Islamic history, general geography, world geography. AP courses are also offered at the junior and senior levels.
Ms. Benameur joined Universal School in 1996. She has served as Dean of Students and Social Studies Department Chair. Ms. Benameur graduated from the University of Paris-Jussieu in France with a Master’s Degree in American Civilization and a post-graduate Degree in comparative religion and women's studies. Ms. Benameur also holds a teaching certificate from the university.
Mr. Matariyeh joined Universal School in 2007. He also serves as Dean of Students since 2009 and teaches American Government. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from the University of Illinois in 1997 and his Master’s Degree in Political and Justice Studies from Governors State University in 2001 and is pursuing his Doctorate in Education.
Mrs. Hamdan worked at Universal School from 1997 to 1999 as a first grade teacher and returned in 2007. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from UIC and her Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University.
Mrs. Zoubeidi earned her B.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. Mrs. Zoubeidi has substituted in the Chicago Public Schools and at Universal School priviously. Mrs. Zoubeidi is certified by the State of Illinois.