Civics

 

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 9th

Weight: 1.0


Civics is the study of citizenship and government. Students will explore our nations history as it relates to the development of our government. In addition, students will learn about the purpose and functions of government at the national, state, and local levels. Furthermore, students will learn about their rights, responsibilities, and roles as American citizens.

Current Events

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Students should be able to explain how our local, state, and federal governments work, and the necessity of each in our society. Students should also have a firm understanding of how our government was originated and founded, including knowing the main figureheads involved in establishing our government as well as the inter-workings of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Students should comprehend the various types of governments that are found throughout the world and the impact each has on society. Finally, each student should comprehend what role they have in our local, state, and federal governments, and the importance of their involvement on all three levels.

Modern American History

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 9th

Weight: 1.0


Focus is on the time period from the end of WWII(1945) until the present, covering topics such as the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. The 50’s, 60’s, and the influence of rock and roll music, as well as the Civil Rights Movement and September 11th will be covered. This class will look at technology and inventions, and discuss America’s role in the 21st Century.

Psychology

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.0


Psychology and You is an introductory psychology course designed to give students a look at the complexity of everyday human behavior. The course will illustrate topics such a physiological states, perception, cognition, motivation, memory, learned behavior, development, social groups, emotions, and personality disturbances among others. From this introduction to psychology the student will gain insights, practical information and an objective test of their belief system. The results of this course will act as a beginning in the study of human behavior to understand how people of all age groups handle everyday situations. The results of this course will also give the student a good idea why so much training is necessary to become a professional in the field of psychology and the many, many hours that are necessary to gather insight into the problems people experience.

Principles of Democracy

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.0


Principles of Democracy is a four semester course that stresses the importance of democracy in each student’s life. The course is intended to prepare students for postgraduate life as adults in American society. Major course topics include the roots of American democracy, the three branches of government, elections and voting, civil rights and liberties, as well as the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of United States government and will become more informed citizens.

U.S History I

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 7th

Weight: 1.0


This American history course covers Discovery; European contributions and forces; Spanish and Portuguese conquests in the Americas; English, French, and Dutch in the Americas; The 13 English Colonies in America; Accomplishments of nationalistic groups; Beginnings of an American identity; War of Independence; establishment of a new nation, the launching of a new Republic, western development, and frontier influence; cultural and constitutional growth; internal dissension and international problems; The Civil War, North vs. South and ends with reconstruction of our nation in 1877.

U.S History II

 

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th

Weight: 1.0


United States History II is a course designed to focus upon the exploration and examination of American History from the Civil War Period/ Reconstruction Era to the present day. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the figures, events, places, and challenges that have forged and shaped our nation during the Reconstruction Era and into the 20th century. They will evaluate and form conclusions as to the role that Industrialization, Imperialism and Progressivism played in the development and shaping of the political, economic, and sociocultural landscape in our nation’s quest towards achieving the status of being a world leader by the end of WWII.

World History I

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th

Weight: 1.0


World History focuses on studying both modern and ancient cultures from around the world. Students will explore life in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Greece, Rome and the Americas. Upon completing the subject matter from the Ancient world, students will examine topics including the Middle Age Europe, the Renaissance, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim World, and the French Revolution. As part of the curriculum students will consistently engage in deep thinking exercises to compare modern day issues to events from the past.

Geography

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 8th

Weight: 1.0


Place Geography is a combination of Geography and Modern World History. Through Geography, students will analyze the events that shaped the modern world, focusing on history, political systems, economic systems and geopolitical relationships.