H.S. History / Social Studies
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U.S. History A (1877-1920)
U.S. History A - 1877-1920 is the first semester of a two-part series that delves into the history of the United States. Beginning with a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. ideals, this course studies events of significant historical importance that occurred from the period of reconstruction and industrialization up to World War II. U.S. History A - 1877-1920 is A-G Approved through the University of California
U.S. History B (1940 – 21st Century)
U.S. History B - 1940-21st Century covers the development of the United States from the end of the Civil War through issues facing the country today. U.S. History II is the second in a two-part series that provides high school students with a good foundation in the history of this country. U.S. History B - 1940-21st Century is A-G Approved through the University of California.
AP U.S. History
AP United States History. In this course students not only learn the history of this great country, but take a thematic approach to the causes and effects of historical happenings in this great country. AP U.S. History has been audited and approved by the College Board. AP U.S. History is A-G Approved through the University of California.
World History I
World History I examines world civilizations from Pre-history through 1200 AD. Course topics include: Prehistory to Early Civilizations; Nile River Civilizations; Ancient India and China; Classical Greece; Ancient Rome; Civilizations in the Americas; Chinese and Indian Empires; The Rise of Islam; Ancient Africa; East Asia; World History I is the first in a two-part series. World History I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
World History II
World History II examines world civilizations from 1200 AD to the present. Course topics include: Asian Empires 1200 – 1800; Renaissance and Reformation 1300 – 1650; Exploration and Expansion 1400 – 1700; Enlightenment and Historic Revolutions 1550 – 1800; European Monarchs 1500 – 1800; Industrialization and Nationalism 1700 – 1900; World War I: 1914 – 1918; Post WWI and Through World War II: 1919 – 1945; Contemporary Issues: 1945 – Present. World History II is the second in a two-part. World History II is A-G Approved through the University of California
AP World History
AP World History has been audited and approved by College Board to provide students with a college-level learning experience. This course focuses on world history from 8000 BCE to present. Students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods and develop the same thinking skills and methods employed by historians when they study the past. AP World History has been audited and approved by the College Board. AP World History is A-G Approved through the University of California.
U.S. Government
The U.S. Government course presents the history, theory, structure, and mechanics of the United States Government, as well as the responsibilities and impact of its citizens. Course topics include: Foundations of Government; Historical Foundations; Formation of the Constitution; Overview of the Constitution; Checks and Balances; Federalism; Bill of Rights and Amendments; Supreme Court Cases; Political Participation and Political Parties; Process of Elections and Influence of Mass Media; Public Policy and Interest Groups; U.S. Government is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Economics
The Economics course provides students with an introduction to the foundational principles of the economics of the world. Instruction ranges from markets and demand, GDP, banking, policy, inflation, and unemployment, to trade, currency and competition. Economics is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Geography
Geography course investigates the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth, explores the physical and cultural geography of the world and helps students to understand how physical surroundings shape and impact the everyday lives of people around the world, discusses how people deal with difficult environments and how they use their environment to their advantage, further explores geography-related challenges that lie ahead, as well as physical resource management. Geography helps high school students obtain a good foundation in world geography. Course topics include: Physical Geography; Human Geography; Climate; Europe; Russia; North, Middle, and South America; Africa; Asia. Geography is A-G Approved through the University of California.
AP European History
AP European History course, students learn about the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped today’s world by studying European history from 1450 to the present. Students study the great awakening referred to as the Renaissance, as well as the reformations that took place during this critical time in history. They study the religious tensions and wars of this period, as well as revolutions, industrialization, liberalism, conservatism, and nationalism. They also learn about socialism and marxism, the second industrial revolution, and the World Wars. They go on to study Europe in the Twentieth Century, with its technology, its religious and social transformations, its feminism, its "modern" women, and its new political voices and social life. This course has been audited and approved by College Board to provide students with a college-level learning experience. This course is also A-G approved through the University of California.
Personal Finance
The Personal Finance course is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to shape their financial future. The course will provide a tool-kit of knowledge resources that will empower students to make informed financial decisions. The course covers real world topics including income, money management, credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will have the opportunity to explore concepts such as budgeting; checking and saving accounts; and investment options. The course also teaches sound practices in the areas of finance, debt, risk management, taxes, and credit management. Course topics include: Fundamental economic principles; How to find a job, including resume preparation; Factors that affect income; Budgeting and spending; Planning for taxes; How to prepare a tax return and other tax forms; Income vs. net worth; Choosing a bank; Debit cards and ATMs; Insurance and risk management; Credit management; Interest rates; Credit card management; Loans and mortgages; Credit laws that protect consumers; Avoiding scams and identity theft; Saving and investing. Personal Finance is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Psychology
Psychology introduces students to the science of psych. Students learn foundational knowledge regarding the scientific method, and human anatomy, and apply this to the study of memory, learning, stress, thought and personality, and states of consciousness. Students also analyze common psychological disorders career paths within Psychology. Psychology is A-G Approved through the University of California.
AP Psychology
The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Topics discussed include: Biological bases of behavior; Sensation and Perception; Learning and Cognition; Motivation; Developmental Psychology; Testing and Individual Differences; Treatment of Abnormal Behavior; Social Psychology; This course has been audited and approved by the College Board. AP Psychology is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Epic Moments in World History
Epic Moments in World History is an elective History course that will take students through the beginnings of civilization, to the present day, looking into just how our global society has evolved into the world we now live in.
High School Social Studies SEd
High School Social Studies-SE is designed to help special education students to gain a basic understanding of social studies. This course discusses the regional landforms, climates, maps, and natural resources in the U.S. It goes on to explore the diversity of the American population and political concepts such as democracy, maps, the U.S. Constitution, and citizens' responsibilities. The course also touches on the regions of the United States, discussing their land formations, resources, and people both historically and in modern times. Course topics include: The Regions of the United States; American Diversity; American Government; Resources and Trade; The Northeast Region and its People; The Southeast Region and its People; The Midwest Region and its People; The Southwest Region and its People; The Western Region and its People.
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