Social Studies

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisite: None

American Government students learn the basics of American government including history, composition, and general duties carried out by the three branches. Specific topics covered include the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Continental Congress, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the US Supreme Court and other various topics leading up to the present government. Students are expected to research current events in American government as well as independently pursue topics that pique their interest.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HONORS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisite: None

Students learn the basics of American government including, history, composition and general duties carried out by the three branches. The course will consist of a study of the Constitution of the United States and the organization, powers, and functions of the national government. In addition, current problems, policy, and the role of the individual will be studied.

 

AMERICAN HISTORY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisites: None

An in-depth study of our nation’s history from the early beginning of English colonization to WWII and beyond; this class covers many interesting topics. Students are required to read individual lessons, review articles, and then write several essays. The course asks students to work independently and alongside the teacher to complete and comprehend each lesson to its fullest. Students are required to think critically about primary historical documents including political cartoons, letters, and articles that shed light on the cultural context of historical events.

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ECONOMICS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisite: None

In this course, students study and compare the different economic systems of the world, as well as take an in-depth look at how the U.S. economy works. Some of the topics covered include the law of supply and demand, competition models, international trade, government spending, commercial banks and the Federal Reserve System, income inequality, unemployment and poverty, labor unions and specialization of labor, budgets and consumer assistance, and more. Students will explore these topics through online research assignments, hands-on interactive applications, and traditional lessons.

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisite: None

Students in this course will learn the basics of psychological theories and the history of psychology. Topics also include the biology of the mind, methodologies of research, ethical standards in the profession, and psychological disorders. Assignments combine outside research with traditional lessons. Students are encouraged to think critically about the purpose and application of psychology in society and their own lives.

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisites: None

This course explores the connection between the student and the world around them by emphasizing how geography and its related topics such as weather, climate, population density, and resource availability affect our lives every day.

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WORLD HISTORY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 (NCAA approved)
Prerequisites: None

This survey course covers world history from the Industrial Revolution (Approximately the 1830’s) through the collapse of communism in the 1990’s. The course emphasizes key historical concepts through a variety of lesson formats. Emphasis is placed upon the student being able to utilize both internet and traditional sources to obtain information. Students are required to think critically about the causes, effects, and implications of historical events.

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