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[wptabs type=”accordion” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle]Global Geography[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS101SGE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Geography

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

Global Geography is a one semester course. The main purpose of the course is to introduce students to the study of geography by emphasizing the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. Through the lens of the five themes of geography and Areas of Interaction, students will investigate global issues as a social science. Students will develop skills which allow them to better understand, analyze, and ultimately participate in the global community. Students will investigate both contemporary issues and historical events reflecting on their implications on international society. This approach encourages students to examine topics from an international perspective and better recognize and understand patterns of human behavior. By thinking critically, analyzing information independently, and discussing issues intelligently, students will demonstrate a contextual knowledge of geography. They will develop an understanding of how geographers view the earth and its many components through their knowledgeable yet individual perspective. Empowering the individual by encouraging them to engage in their own education and inspiring a lasting affection for learning is an overall important objective in this course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Geography Honors[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS100HGE

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Geography

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

This course goes beyond the 5 themes of geography and strives to enable students to be critical consumers of geographic information. Through diverse perspectives, and rigorous examination, students will analyze characteristics of population distribution, globalization, the interconnectedness of physical and human regional systems and their effect on our environment. Students will examine cultural diversities in our world and draw conclusions about the global impact of cultural diffusion. The rate of instruction and reading expectations in Geography Honors will require students to be highly motivated and self directed. In coordination with the Language Arts department, students will be required to produce essays that meet the standard writing skills criteria. This class is for the student who has passed the OAKS reading test and enjoys investigating the trends and cultures of our world.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Women in America[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS128SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 10-12

Prerequisites: None

This course will look at the lives of several famous women who have impacted the United States in political, economic, social and cultural ways. Students will analyze the evolution of the role of women in the US with a focus on Puritans, Witches, Activists, Suffragette, Gibson Girls, Flapper, Politicians, Feminists and Entertainers. Using influential women as the foundation, students will determine how they fit into the broader themes and historical events in the United States.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Global History 1[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS110SHS

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 10

Prerequisites: None

This course is the study of the events, issues and developments within and across the eras of World and U. S. History prior to World War II. Course content will include issues of Immigration and Industrialization, Imperialism, Revolutions and Political, Economic and Social developments. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding of how these issues and events of the past have shaped the present and will impact the future.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Global History 2[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS111SHS

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 10

Prerequisites: None

This course is the study of the events, issues and developments within and across the eras of World and U. S. History from World War II up to the 1960s. Course content will include issues of Conflict, Imperialism, Abuses of Power, and Economic, Social and Political developments. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding of how these issues and events of the past have shaped the present and will impact the future.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Global History Honors A & B[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course#: SS112HHSA, SS112HHSB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/History

Grade(s): 10

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed for the student who seeks a challenging academic curriculum in U.S. History and plans to take AP US History following successful completion of this course. In this course, students will acquire knowledge of American history from the colonial period through Reconstruction, with major emphasis on the development of American ideals and institutions. Students will use original source documents and other resources to supplement the text as they study the social, intellectual, economic, political, and military history of our country. This will require all students who take this course to possess good reading, essay writing and critical thinking skills and to continually improve theses skills as the year progresses This class is meant to be a prerequisite for AP US History and will provide the necessary content and skills to support entry to that class.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Global History 3[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS120SHS

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 11

Prerequisites: Glbl Hist 1 & 2

This course is the study of the events, issues and developments within and across the eras of World and U. S. History from the 1960s to the Present. Course content will include issues of Political, Economic and Social developments nationally and internationally during this era. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding of how these issues and events of the past have shaped the present and will impact the future.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Global History 4 / Economics[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS121SHS

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 11

Prerequisites: Glbl Hist 1, 2 & 3

This course is the study of the major events and forces that have shaped and are shaping our country and world in the present day. Through the study of cause and effect relationships in the social, political, and economic realms, students shall gain and appreciation of how our world’s past has shaped the present and will impact the future.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]AP/CN: US History A, B & C[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course#: SS150AHS, SS150AHSB, SS150AHSC

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/History

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Global History Honors or a Social Science Teacher Recommendation

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

This course is designed to give students an in-depth study of United States History. The course will involve extensive reading, note-taking and analyzing historian’s viewpoints. Students will develop the historical knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the issues that have faced the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Emphasis will be placed on cause and effect relationships as a way to gain an appreciation of how our nation’s past (and historians’ interpretations of it) have shaped the present and will impact the future.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]United States Government[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: SS130SGV

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Government

Grade(s): 12

Prerequisites: None

This course is a practical, hands-on course involving students with law related education, political participation, and a detailed critical analysis of the framework of our American government. Students will explore our political system through classroom study and active participation outside the normal school setting. This course will focus on the basic structures of our government including the executive, legislative, and judicial branches at the local, state, and federal level. The foundations of our government and an analysis of the policies of American democracy will be explored. Time will be spent in law related education, including rights, responsibility, and citizenship. A major part of the course will be discussion and analysis of the current issues facing the nation today.

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