In every history and social science class, the course can be completely tailored to how you learn best. If you are a visual learner, the teacher can use maps, videos, and images to cover the essential standards for the course. If you learn best by taking notes, the teacher can experiment working with different note-taking styles (Cornell, outline, etc.) and can model proper technique.
Even better, the entire course can revolve around your interests. For example, if you are very interested in military strategy or technology, the teacher can assign a project on a battle, war, general, or other military-focused element instead of taking a traditional test. If you are taking a traditional test, the teacher has the ability to cater the test toward the topics that were of particular interest to you.