Social Studies 2018-2019 School Year

Grade 10

  • GRADE 10  


    HONORS AMERICAN HISTORY 10

    Grade:  10                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                5.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class.
    Students will study American history from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th Century.  Special emphasis will be placed on primary sources, literature, historical debates, and the historical foundations of current national and international issues. Extensive reading and writing assignments should be expected. 

     

    AMERICAN HISTORY 10  Academic

    Grade:  10                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 9th grade Global Studies
    Students will study American history from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th Century. Independent outside reading and writing assignments are required.

     

    AMERICAN HISTORY 10

    Grade:  10                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 9th grade Global Studies
    Students will study American history from 1865 to the present.  Particular attention will be paid to changes in the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of American history.  The goal of this course is to understand the development of the United States in the 20th Century.  Some independent outside reading and writing assignments should be expected. 
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

Grade 11

  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

    Grade:  11                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                5.5 Quality Points
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class

    In this rigorous class, students will conduct in-depth studies into the foundations and current issues of the American governmental and political systems, with a very heavy emphasis on reading and writing inside the classroom and out.  Students are expected to be highly motivated and able to perform high-level thinking and writing as most of the class will focus on the complicated legal, social, moral, and historical questions and issues that have been a part of the American government since before 1776.  Students who complete this class and score well on the AP exam in the spring may qualify for advanced credit in college.  Independent reading and writing assignments should be expected. 

    HONORS CIVICS & GOVERNMENT

    Grade:  11                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class

    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government, and the American legal system.  Students will be provided with an opportunity to conduct in-depth research and debate current issues in our society and in the world as well as encouraging them to critique or support current issues, laws, policies and constitutional issues.  Independent reading and writing assignments should be expected.

    CIVICS & GOVERNMENT – Academic

    Grade:  11                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 10th grade American History

    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government and the American legal system.  Independent reading and writing assignments are required.

    CIVICS & GOVERNMENT – Foundations

    Grade:  11                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 10th grade American History
    The goal of this course is to give students a foundation and understanding of our democratic government and the active role citizenship plays in all areas of our civic life.  Special focus will be placed on the foundations of citizenship, the creation of our government, the three levels of the government, and the American legal system.  Some independent reading and writing assignments should be expected.

    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

Grade 12

  • GRADE 12

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY 12

    Grade:  12                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                5.5 Quality Points

    Prerequisite: Students wishing to take this course will need to have finished Honors American History  with an “A” or “B” average, or Academic American History with an “A” average; and have the recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    In this rigorous class, students will do in-depth studies into the foundations and current issues of the American Governmental and Political systems.  There is a very heavy emphasis on reading and writing inside the classroom and out.  Students are expected to be highly motivated and able to perform high level thinking and writing as most of the class will focus on the complicated legal, social, moral and historical questions and issues that have been a part of the American government since before 1776.  Students who complete this class and score well on the AP Exam in the spring may qualify for advanced credit in college.  Independent reading and writing assignments should be expected.

     

    HONORS PSYCHOLOGY 12

    Grade:  12                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                5.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of the previous year’s Social Studies class with an “A” or “B” average and recommendation of the Social Studies teacher who taught that particular class
    In Honors Psychology, students will look at the individual human experience through physical, mental, and emotional processes.  The foundation of this rigorous course is designed so the student can relate modern psychological studies to their daily lives in past, present and future life experiences.  The class will focus on the methods of studying behavior, senses and perception, consciousness, sleep and dreams, intelligence and creativity, human development, conflict, stress and coping, mental disorders and treatment.  This class will require considerable reading and writing both inside and outside the classroom.  

     

    PSYCHOLOGY 12  Academic

    Grade:  12                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 11th grade Civics and teacher recommendation
    The Psychology course is designed so students can relate modern psychological studies to their daily lives in past, present, and future life experiences.  This subject looks at the individual human experience through physical, mental, and emotional processes.  The course will focus on the methods of studying behavior, senses and perception, consciousness, sleep and dreams, intelligence and creativity, human development, conflict, stress and coping and mental disorders and treatment.

     

    ECONOMICS 12  Academic

    Grade:  12                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:
      Students must have completed Academic Algebra 2
    The Academic Economics class is designed to teach students how to deal with the real-world problems they should expect to face over the course of their economic lives. Students will be combining the study of traditional Micro/Macro Economics while learning how to apply those lessons to their new comprehensive knowledge of global, political, and personal budgeting, banking and credit.  Topics will include the role Micro/Macro Economics plays in global and personal credit, personal credit cards, loans, investments (401k, IRA, Stocks, etc.), homeownership and employment.  Students should be prepared to study current domestic and foreign markets, structures and key economic indicators that trigger certain trends in the current intertwined world market and assess what these indicators and trends mean to them and their money. This course is designed to continually build on concepts throughout the year so that students will attain a firm grasp of the interconnectedness of economics and how it affects their own lives and the world around them.

     

    MICRO/MACRO 12

    Grade:  12                      18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Recommendation of the 11th grade Social Studies teacher
    The Micro/Macro Economics course is designed to deal with real world problems every student should expect to face.  The goal is to provide a basic understanding of the skills necessary for employment, banking, investing, property ownership and budgeting. A solid foundation of basic math skills are required for tasks such as creating household budgets, calculating mortgage and loan payments, etc. 
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

    HONORS MODERN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY 12

    Grade:  12                       18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:   Civics with a grade of “B” or better or administrative approval
    This course focuses on the history and development of the United States military from World War II to the present day.  Special attention is paid to the major conflicts of this time period, foreign policy, and the effects of peace time in the military.  The class will focus on military science, major battles, weapons technology, and personalities that have shaped the American military.  In addition, controversial issues and topics related to the growth and development of the U.S. Military since World War II and the effects of those controversies on America as a whole will be analyzed.  This class will require considerable reading and writing both inside and outside of the classroom.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

    MODERN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY 12  Academic

    Grade:  12                               18 Weeks                               1.0 Credit                                4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 11th grade Civics and teacher recommendation  
    This course focuses on the history and development of the United States military from the Civil War to the present day. In addition to studying major battles, weapons and personalities that have shaped the American military, students will also develop an understanding of American foreign policy, military strategy and the role technology has played in altering the strategies and structures of the American military.