This course is designed to introduce students to the serious study of history starting with the world immediately around them. The course will use the history of Georgetown and Georgetown County as a way of teaching students about the history of South Carolina, the United States and the world, as well as the study of history itself. There is no textbook for the class, and we will focus on the historical resources available in Georgetown and Georgetown County. Classes will often be conducted outside the school building and there will be frequent field trips. In short, Georgetown itself will be both our book and classroom.