Social Studies

Grade: 9

This course encourages students to understand the spatial organization of Earth’s surface and relationships between peoples and places and physical and human environments in order to explain the interactions that occur in the world. Students will use maps and technology to present information about people and places, as well as how human and physical systems interact. Students will study how economic, political, and cultural processes shape patterns of human populations.

World History
Grade: 10

This course covers major past world events and their effects on today's world. Topics focused briefly upon include Rome, Greece, the crusades, and medieval life. Covered more in depth include the Renaissance, the French Revolution, World War I, and World War II. Discussion and reading will be emphasized.

American History
Grade: 11

This is a study of U.S. History from the Civil War to the present. Topics focused upon include Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, World War I, and the New Deal. Discussion and reading will be emphasized.

U.S. History (dual credit)
Grade: 11

This course studies United States history from Reconstruction through the present. It studies the changing configuration of American culture and its modes of expression, religion, politics, and literature. Emphasis is placed on the changing role of the government on the lives of people, and on the changing position of the United States in world affairs. It studies the impact of industrialization, imperialism, two world wars, and the cold war on the policies of the United States.

American Government

This course covers the major principles of the American Government. Topics focused upon include the Constitution, the three federal branches, and political parties. Discussion and reading will be emphasized.

U.S. Government (dual credit)
Grade: 12

This course examines the development of constitutional principles and issues such as civil liberties, the role of political parties, and the structure and functioning of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the national government of the United States.