U.S. History and Geography Abstract:
The study of United States history prepares students to analyze our nation’s past and confront challenges that we currently face. This full year course introduces students to the history of the United States with a focus on the post-Civil War Industrial Age to the present day. Throughout this course, students will analyze how ideas of freedom and equality have shaped our past and explore implications for the future. Students will also analyze causes and effects of our nation’s past. They will use primary and secondary sources to deepen their understandings of major historical events.
World History and Geography Abstract
This is a yearlong course that introduces students to the study of World History in order to construct a common memory where humankind has been and what accounts for present circumstances. Building upon foundations from middle school, the course begins with a period of expanding hemispheric interactions around 300 C.E. and continues to present day. Within each historical era, students work at three interconnected spatial scales to study world history through several lenses: global, interregional, and regional. Through a global and comparative approach, students examine worldwide events, processes, and interactions among the world's people, cultures, societies, and environment.
This is a semester long course that builds economic literacy in students. The overarching problem of scarcity, unlimited human wants pursuing limited resources, is a focal point of the course. Students deepen prior knowledge of basic economic concepts and apply them to national and international economic systems and problems as a whole. Students study how interactions of buyers and sellers impact prices and supplies as well as the role of tradeoffs and incentives in consumer and business decisions.
This semester long course is dedicated to deepening the students understanding of how government works and engaging students to become active participants of the political process. This course will examine the national, state, and local government of the United States. Through a strong emphasis and reading and writing, students will analyze and make decisions involving public policy.
The objective of this course is to make each student understand the complex issues we face throughout the globe and domestically in the United States. The subjects covered in this class include: global warming, crime, health and medical coverage, class disparities, business and economic trends, and other contemporary issues, which may be hot topics at the time. The format of this class is based around classroom discussion in order to fully understand and appreciate the problems and potential solutions of each issue.
Sociology is a year long course that is the study of human society and social behavior. This is going to be a year long course that is going to examine how people relate to one another and influence each other's behavior. Also, there will be a connection of various social issues with current events, and we will take a look at various world events that are ever changing our way of life.
Advanced Placement American Politics and Government
Advanced Placement Government is a yearlong course that is a college paced class that is demanding but also very rewarding. You must have had Civics as a prerequisite to take this course and it is also required that you take the AP exam in May with a cost of $79. We will cover all major topics: Constitutional Underpinnings, Public Policy and Behavior, Civil Liberties, Institutions of Government, and Political Behavior. It will be up to each student to read each chapter on their own, review key pieces of legislation, court cases, vocabulary, etc. Prerequisite:Civics.