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Social Studies Department

Front (L-R): Josh Grogan, Layne Garrett, Katie Kozee, Eve Hicks, Shelley Hartnett, Kyle Norred
Back (L-R) Todd McMath, Tony Dichiara, Andrea Norred, Barb Beyke, Bob Drello, Rose Tucker, Priscilla Hankins, Britt Cottingham, Pat Lynch, and Kelly Boler        Not pictured:  Stewart Thomas
 

Social Studies Course Offerings

 

Course Number

 

 

Course Description

 

Prerequisites

 

 

Grade

 

Units

 

Diploma

Option

 

Quality

Points

(A)

45.0120096

             45.2120090 (GIFTED)

(B)

45.0120097

(Y)

45.0120099

45.2120091 (GIFTED)

Current Issues provides an opportunity for in-depth examination of contemporary local, state, national and international issues.  The purpose of this course is to assess, assimilate and analyze political and economic situations.  Intense reading and detailed research are required.

 

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

10 – 12

(A&B)

per semester

 

(Y)

1

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

45.0150096 (A)

45.0150097 (B)

 

45.015009 (Y)

45.2150091 (GIFTED)

Psychology gives a general overview of the principles and concepts of psychology, including learning theory, perception, intellectual, and social development, abnormal behavior, and interpersonal relationships.  The purpose of this course is to provide students with a better understanding of the dynamics that shape our own behaviors as well as the behaviors of others.

 

 

 

Gifted Eligibility or 11th or 12th grader with 2 social studies units

 

 

 

11 – 12

 

(A&B)

per semester

 

(Y)

1

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

 

45.0310096 (A)

              45.0310097 (B)

 

45.0310099 (Y)

Sociology  is a study of human society and social behavior.  The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of how humanity is shaped largely by the groups to which people belong and by the social interaction that take place within those groups.  Societal problems in the United States will also be discussed.

 
 
NONE

 

 

10 – 12

 

(A&B)

per semester

 

(Y)

1

 

 

C, TC

 

 

45.0520092 (A)

45.0520093 (B)

45.0520094

(one semester BLK course – credit)

45.0520095 (Y)

AP U. S. Government conforms to the College Board topics for AP American Government which is the study of local, state, & federal government functions.  Focus areas include the development of the political system, federalism, political parties, & political theory.  Also, the executive legislative & judicial branches will be studied.  

 

 

Teacher Recommendation

 

 

11-12

 

(A&B)

per semester

 

(Y)

1

 

 

C

 

 

 

1

 

Course Number

 

Course Description

 

Prerequisites

 

 

Grade

 

Units

 

Diploma
Option

 

Quality
Points

 

(A&B)

45.0610010

45.0610002 (Honors)

45.9610014  (Team)

45.0610098 (ESOL)

45.8610030LD (Small Group)

45,8610038BD (Small Group)

 

 

(Y)

45.8610031LD (Small Group)

45.8610039BD (Small Group)

45.0610099 (ESOL)

 

 

Principles of Economics is a study of fundamental concepts and essential elements of the market economic system in a problem/issues orientation.  Focus areas include opportunity costs and scarcity, supply/demand analysis, competitive markets, macroeconomics measurement, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies, and international trade.  (EOCT)

 

Honors level courses are accelerated courses designed for students interested in pursuing advanced careers in social studies. (EOCT)

 

ESOL courses provide language support to make needed adjustments in strategies. (EOCT)

 

Team taught courses provide special education support to make needed adjustments in methodology and/or management. (EOCT)

 

Special education small group courses proved the same course content and must be taught by a teacher highly qualified in both social studies and special education. (EOCT)

 

 

 

US History required for                               

 

IEP recommended for (Team & Small Group)

 

 

 

US history

(Y)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A & B Courses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.5 (Honors)

45.0620092 (A)

45.0620093 (B)

45.0620094

(one semester BLK course – credit)

 

45.0620095 (Y)

AP Macroeconomics conforms to College Board topics for the AP Macroeconomics Examination.  Covers basic economic concepts, measurement and economic performance, national income and price determination and international economics and growth. 

 

 

 

 

 

U. S. History

Teacher Recommendation

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

1

45.0630092 (A)

45.0630093 (B)

45.0630094

(one semester BLK course – credit)

45.0630095 (Y)

AP Microeconomics Conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Microeconomics Examination. Covers basic economic concepts, the nature and functions of product markets, factor markets and efficiency, equity and the role of government

 

U.S. History

Teacher Recommendation

 

 

12

 

 

1

 

 

C

 

 

1

 

Course Number

 

 

Course Description

 

Prerequisites

 

 

Grade

 

Units

 

Diploma

Option

 

Quality

Points

 

 

 

 

45.0570010 (A & B)

45.0570002 (Honors)

45.9570014 (Team)

45.0570098 (ESOL)

45.85700300LD (Small Group)

45.8570038BD (Small Group)

American Government is a study of the local, state, and federal governmental functions.  Citizenship rights and responsibilities are emphasized.  Focus areas include development of our political system, federalism, civil liberties, political parties, political theory and comparative government.  Also, the functions of our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of govt. will be studied

 

Honors level courses are accelerated courses designed for students interested in pursuing advanced careers in social studies.

 

Team taught courses provide special education support to make needed adjustments in methodology and/or management.

 

Special education small group courses proved the same course content and must be taught by a teacher highly qualified in both social studies and special education.

 

 

 

 

US History

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S History IEP Recommendation

(Team & Small Group)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C,TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.5 (Honors)

(A)

45.0710008

45.0710004 (Honors)

45.9710012 (Team)

45.8711028ALD (Small Group)

45.8711036ABD (Small Group)

45.0711096 (ESOL)

 

(B)

45.0710009

45.0710005 (Honors)

45.9710013 (Team)

45.8711029BLD (Small Group)

45.8711037BBD (Small Group)

45.0711097 (ESOL)

 

(Y)

45.0710011

45.0710007 (Honors)

45.9710015 (Team)

45.0711099 (ESOL)

 

World Geography provides an overview of physical and cultural geography.  Additionally, an awareness of similarities and differences in human needs and behaviors is developed.  Areas of study are North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. 

 

Honors level course is designed for students who have proficiency in geographic skills and concepts.  Supplemental reading and writing are required.

 

ESOL courses provide language support to make needed adjustments in strategies.

 

Team taught courses provide special education support to make needed adjustments in methodology and/or management.

 

Special education small group courses proved the same course content and must be taught by a teacher highly qualified in both social studies and special education.

 

 

 

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

(A & B)

per semester 

 

 

 

 

 

(Y)

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C,TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Number

 

 

Course Description

 

Prerequisites

 

Grade

 

Units

 

Diploma Option

 

Quality Points

(A)

45.0810008

45.0810000 (Honors)

45.9810012 (Team)

45.88100228LD (Small Group)

45.8810036BD (Small Group)

45.0810096 (ESOL)

 

(B)

45.0810009

45.0810001 (Honors)

45.9810013 (Team)

45.9910029LD (Small Group)

45.8810037BD (Small Group)

45.08510097 (ESOL)

 

(Y)

45.0810011

45.0810003 (Honors)

45.9810015 (Team)

45.0810099 (ESOL)

U. S. History is a survey of the development of the United States from discovery through the present.  The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of America’s social, political, and economic evolvement from colonization to its current position as a world leader.   The student will also be encouraged to think independently.  EOCT

 

Honors level courses are accelerated courses designed for students interested in pursuing advanced social studies or careers in social studies.

 

ESOL courses provide language support to make needed adjustments in strategies.

 

Team taught courses provide special education support to make needed adjustments in methodology and/or management.

 

Special education small group courses provide the same course content and must be taught by a teacher highly qualified in both social studies and special education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-11

 

 

(A & B)

per semester

 

 

(Y)

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

.5

Honors

 

 

 

 

45.0811092 (A)

45.0811093 (B)

 

45.0811095 (Y)

AP World History conforms to the College Board topics for advanced placement. The purpose of the course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, interaction with different types of human societies.  The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparison among major societies.  Focused primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human state prior to 1000 C. E.

 

 

 

 

 

Pre AP Social Studies Recommended

 

 

 

 

10 – 12

 

 

 

(A & B)

per semester

 

(Y)

 

 

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

45.0820092 (A)

45.0820093 (B)

 

45.0820095 (Y) (EOCT)

AP U.S. History  The course conforms to the College Board topics for advanced placement. The course covers United States history from the time of earliest settlements to the present.  The course targets political and social aspects of history, but also includes diplomatic, economic and intellectual history. The course will involve extensive readings, independent study and frequent written analysis to prepare students for the AP examination.

Pre AP Social Studies recommended

 

Teacher Recommendation

 

 

11

(A & B)

per semester

 

(Y)

 

 

 

C

 

 

1

(A)

45.0830008

45.0830000 (Honors)

45.9830012 (Team)

45.0830096 (ESOL)

 

(B)

45.0830009

45.0830001(Honors)

45.9830013 (Team)

45.0830097 (ESOL)

 

(Y)

45.0830011

45.0830003 (Honors)

45.0830099 (ESOL)

45.9830015 (Team)

 

 World History is a survey of people and nations of both Western and non-Western civilizations.  This course explores the political, cultural, and economic heritage of civilization from the time of recorded history through the industrial revolution (5000 B.C.  – 1800’s) and from the rise of nationalism to contemporary times (1800’s – present).  Critical thinking and problem solving are stressed.

 

Honors level courses are accelerated courses designed for students interested in pursuing advanced social studies or careers in social studies. Extensive reading and writing are required.

 

ESOL courses provide language support to make needed adjustments in strategies.

 

Team taught courses provide special education support to make needed adjustments in methodology and/or management

 

Required for College Prep Diploma

 

Teacher Recommendation     

 

 

(Team)

Required for College Prep Diploma

IEP Recommended

Teacher Recommendation

 

 

 

 

10-11

 

(A & B)

per semester

 

 

(Y)

 

 

 

 

 

 

C, TC

 

 

 

 

.5

Honors

 

 

45.071104 (A)

45.0711005 (B)

 

45.0711007 (Y)

Pre AP Social Studies follows the Honors World Geography Curriculum.  The course also incorporates the World History Curriculum, foundations to 1450 A.D.  In addition, the course introduces 9th grade students to AP Social Studies skills, including writing and critical thinking.  The purpose of the course is to prepare Social Studies students for AP World History in the 10th grade and follow the college Board’s concept for an Advance Placement Pathway.

 

 

 

Teacher Recommendation

 

9

(A & B)

per semester

 

(Y)

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

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