Social Studies

ECONOMICS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 credit
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.

Economics Syllabus

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
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.

Introduction to Psychology Syllabus

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: None

United States Government students learn the basics of United States 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. 

United States Government Syllabus

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HONORS

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: None

Students learn the basics of  United States 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. Students are expected to research current events in American government as well as independently pursue topics that pique their interest.

United States Government Honors Syllabus

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: None

United Sates History is an in-depth study of our nation’s history from the early beginning of English colonization to present day. Students are required to read individual lessons, review articles, and then write several essays.  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.

United States History Syllabus

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UNITED STATES HISTORY HONORS

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: None

United States History Honors is an in-depth study of our nation’s history from the early beginning of English colonization to present day.  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. Students are required to conduct outside research and write several essays, and presentations. For the final project, students will critique the historical accuracy of a historically based movie  or a historically based novel.

United States History Honors Syllabus

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 credit
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.

World Geography Syllabus

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WORLD HISTORY

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 credit
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.

World History Syllabus

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