Social Studies Courses
In this course students will study national government as well as local governments and community issues. They will learn a variety of economic concepts and examine the effects of these economic concepts on citizens. Students will evaluate the American economic system while comparing it to other types of economies. They will also identify and analyze how global issues affect the world economy. Students will use reading and writing strategies for the content area, use research and information skills, and actively engage in evaluation, analysis and synthesis of global issues.
World History I (Ancient World History):
This survey course is designed to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the primary events, movements, issues, places, and people, which have combined to create a
world history. The students will examine the world’s philosophical, religious, and political traditions as they developed from the15th century to 1800. The students will acquire an understanding of their place in the world and the forces that have shaped the world in which they live. Students will use reading and writing strategies for the content area, analyze primary and secondary sources, use research and information skills, and actively engage in evaluation, analysis, and synthesis of historical events.
World History 2
This survey course that allows students to examine the world from the Age of Revolution to the contemporary world. The students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the primary events, movements, issues, places, and people, which have combined to create a world history. Major topics will include the French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Colonialism, both World Wars, and the Post-War World. Students will use reading and writing strategies for the content area, analyze primary and secondary source material, use research and information skills, and actively engage in evaluation, analysis, and synthesis of historical events.
U. S. History
U. S. History is a study of the development of the United States from its discovery and colonization into the 21st century. Emphasis is placed on the evolving patterns of political, economic and social change through¬out our history and their relevance for America today. Recognizing the concept of interdependence, the developments in American history are continually evaluated within the framework of world events.
Economics enables students to understand and describe the basic characteristics of the American market economy. Markets, economic incentives, and opportunity costs are among the fundamental concepts studied in the American as well as other economic systems.
The International Relations course provide students with a basic understanding of the role the United States has played in the world since the end of World War II so that they may judge for themselves what America’s role should be today and in the future. Current happenings in the world are investigated, analyzed, and evaluated as they occur, in addition to the set curriculum. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the role the United States plays in the world. Consideration is given to the interaction between the United States and other nations, political, economic, and social factors. A major project and/or research paper is required during the semester.
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study the science of behavior and mental processes. Students are exposed to theory and research in a non laboratory setting. Topics to be studied include human growth and development, emotion, motivation, learning, thinking, abnormal behavior, and perception.
Prerequisite: A GPA of 3.0 or higher and administrator approval.This course will engage students in the systematic study of human and animal behavior and mental pro¬cesses.
Topics covered are: history and approaches, research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal behavior, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.
Social Studies Courses to Add In The Future
Honors AP Government and Politics: Comparative
Honors AP U.S. History
Honors AP World History
Honors AP European History
Honors AP Human Geography
Honors AP Macroeconomics
Honors AP Microeconomics
Introduction to Law
War and Diplomacy