• Social Studies
    (Required, 36 Days)

     

    Global Studies (15089) Level 9-12  Credit 1/2 or 1

    World History provides students with an overview of the history of human society from early civilization to the contemporary period, examining political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific, and cultural developments. World History may include geographical studies, but often these components are not as explicitly taught as geography.

     

    US History 1914-1945 (15085) Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2

    The study of U.S. History I focuses mainly on the first five decades of the 20th Century: 1914-1953, starting with World War 1 and ending with the Korean War. Included will be the study and analysis of the key events, people and issues that contribute to this time period. Topics covered are World War 1, the Twenties and Prohibition, the Great Depression and New Deal, as well as World War 2.

     

    US History 1945-present (15085) Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2

    The study of U.S. History II begins with the study of the Cold War and then covers that last half of the 20th Century, as well as the beginning of the 21st Century. Included will be the study and analysis of the key events, people and issues that contribute to this time period. Topics covered are the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Nixon: Watergate and détente, Reaganomics, the Clinton years, the Bush Administration, the Gulf War and the after effects of 9/11.

     

    American Government (15111) Level: 11-12 Credit: 1/2

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with a study of the government of the United States, its background and functions. It will contain a study of the following ideas: basic concepts, general history of  American government, the Constitution and government documents, the three branches of government, citizen’s rights and responsibilities. Students will be developing their understanding of where American government originated and what its intent and purpose is. We will also be thinking critically about the role of American citizens, both past and present and the impact of these roles on American society.

     

    Economics (15060) Level: 11-12 Credit: 1/2

    The purpose of this course is to teach students how individuals and societies decide how to use their resources to satisfy their wants/needs. It course will contain a study of the following units: basic concepts, supply, demand, business systems, taxes and government spending, saving and investing, credit and personal finance, monetary policy, and economic systems. We will be digging into each of these units to develop a clear understanding of how economic choices are made, carried out, and how they impact the local and global economics. In addition students will develop their own skills about managing their own finances and making economic choices.

     

    Psychology (15120) Level: 9-12  Credit: 1/4 or 1/2

    This elective is designed to introduce the student to the field of psychology. It should enable the students to better understand themselves and others. Human intelligence, feelings, attitudes, and behavior in relation to their physical and social environment.