Social Studies

American Economics (.50 credits) – High school level course that covers the definition of economics, microeconomics, producers and consumers, capitalism, socialism, communism, the world’s economy from 1500 to present day, colonization, balance of trade, the Great Depression, the U.S. economy from 1600 to present day, economic causes of the Revolutionary War, railroads, corporations, monopolies, labor unions, the New Deal, recession, inflation, classical theorists, the American microeconomic system, applied economics, social programs, challenges of the global economy, welfare reform debate, and the budget deficit.

American Government (.50 credits) – This high school level course contains the topic areas of government functions, population, territory, sovereignty, the origin of government, the English Bill of Rights, the founding of the original thirteen colonies, the Proclamation of 1763, the First Continental Congress, the Articles of Confederation, the origin and principles of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, executive, legislative, and judicial powers, the Magna Carta, taxes, the U.S. Senate, impeachment, how a bill becomes a law, the U.S. House of Representatives, elections, the President, the Presidential Cabinet, executive agencies, fiscal and monetary policy, and elections.

U.S. History/Geography 1 (.50 credits) – Introduces students to the definition of history, the Middle Ages, Christopher Columbus, Incas, French exploration, King Henry, Queen Elizabeth I, the New England Colonies, the Mayflower, pilgrims, Henry Hudson, tobacco, plantations, slaves, Thanksgiving, British and French colonists, Proclamation of 1763, the Boston Massacre, the American Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, moving westward, Texas Independence, the Mexican War, and the Civil War from 1861–1865. Also the course introduces students to the study of geography and also covers the globe, map symbols, islands, landforms such as glaciers, hills, bodies of water, changing seasons, the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states, the Southeastern states, and the Great Lakes region.

U.S. History/Geography 2 (.50 credits) – The course covers the costs of the Civil War, the 13th Amendment, tenant farmers, sharecroppers, life on the Plains, the American Indian, 1862 Homestead Act, railroad industry, Henry Ford and the assembly line, the Roaring Twenties, the 18th Amendment, prohibition, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the Paris Peace Conference, World Wars I and II, Pearl Harbor, D–Day, the Holocaust, the Cold War, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and his assassination, the Vietnam War, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, George W.Bush, and terrorism. Also, students cover the Plains region, the Southwestern states, the Mountain states, the Pacific states, the size, climate, characteristics, and settlers of all the regions, the Continental pide, U.S. governed islands and territories, national landmarks such as the Appomattox Court House, Ellis Island, the Alamo, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone National Park.

World History/Geography 1 (.50 credits) – Includes an overview of history, artifacts, Ice ages, Ancient Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Ten Commandments, Greek civilization, Alexander the Great, philosophers, the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar’s rise and fall, Roman gods, the development of commerce, the Irish and Anglo–Saxons, Vikings, the Crusades, feudalism, Henry I, Edward III, Joan of Arc, Isabella and Ferdinand, Africa, the Americas, North American civilizations, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, the Constitution, and post–Napoleonic France. Also, the course teaches students about the study of geography and the tools of geography. Other topic areas include continents, islands, mountains, valleys, bodies of water, lakes, oceans, Asia, Southeast Asia, Central and Northern Asia, the Middle East, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

World History/Geography 2 (.50credits) – Covers China, Japan, isolationism, Asia, Charles Townshend, the transcontinental railroad, socialism, science in the 1800s, pioneers in medicine, Romanticism, Impressionism, the Romanov Dynasty, Moscow, Catherine the Great, Latin America, Spanish colonization, Queen Victoria, the U.S. in the 1800s, German Unification, the Age of Imperialism, European influence in Africa, Indian resistance to British rule, the rise of nationalism, Allied forces, World War II, League of Nations, decline of trade, increase of women’s rights, the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, the Berlin Wall, Vietnam, fighting in Cambodia, western Europe, NATO, the United Nations, and eastern Europe. Students continue the geographical study of North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, the Sahel, eastern, southeastern, central, southern, western, and northern European countries, the United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, North America, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Belize, the West Indies, South America, and Oceania.

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