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Social Studies/History

Social Studies/History

— Economics, with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits
— United States Government
— United States History AP
— World Geography Studies
— World History

— World History AP

Economics (Emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits)
Prerequisite: U.S. History or U.S. History AP
Grades: 11 and 12
(0.5 credit)
This course is a survey of the operational characteristics and institutions that compromise the American free enterprise and other economic systems.

United States Government AP
Prerequisite: U.S. History or U.S. History AP
Grade: 12
(0.5 credit)
This course focuses on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, function and power of government at the national, state and local levels. A significant focus of the course is on the U.S. Constitution. Students analyze major concepts of republicanism, federalism, checks and balances, separation of powers, popular sovereignty and individual rights and will compare the U.S. system of government with other political systems. They will also study the impact of individuals, political parties, interest groups and the media on the American political system, evaluate the importance of voluntary individual participation in a democratic society and analyze the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

United States History AP
Prerequisite: World History
Grade: 12
(1 credit)
This course studies U.S. history from the age of Exploration to the present, emphasizing facts and issues in social and political history. Attention is given to the use of primary and secondary sources to present issues and events for objective analysis and knowledgeable interpretation by the student. A research project/term paper is a course requirement. Extensive outside reading is required for the course.

World Geography Studies
Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9
(1 credit)
An examination of the physical, cultural and historical geography of the world with an emphasis on contemporary events and issues, and on the increasingly important and diverse global connections among world societies.

Pre-AP World History
Prerequisite: World Geography
Grade: 10
(1 credit)
This college-preparatory course offers students an overview of the entire history of humankind from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the most influential epochs, the course examines the origins of our current philosophical, religious, political, cultural, and economic systems and how the contemporary world developed. The course also examines the tools historians use and how historian practice their profession.