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Social Science (a)UC/CSU Requirement: Two units (equivalent to two years) of history/social science required, including: one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history; or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.
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World and Regional Geography (Global Studies)This semester-long course introduces students to the physical, cultural, and political geography of the various regions of the world. It is intended to meet the curriculum goals set forth by the History– Social Science Framework for California Public Schools. Comprehensive and organized by region, this course helps students understand the Earth’s physical and human diversity. Students analyze population and settlement patterns and evaluate the ways that human activities modify the physical environment as they gain a rich understanding of global cultures and the historical factors that have shaped the world around them..
http://www.edgenuity.com/california/syllabi/electives/CA-WorldRegionalGeography-Syllabus.pdf
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World HistoryThis year-long course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.
http://www.edgenuity.com/california/syllabi/ss/CA-WHandGeography-Syllabus.pdf
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World History Honors This year-long course examines the major events and turning points of world history from late eighteenth century to the present. This course begins with a review of early world history, including the rise of democratic ideas, through the Middle Ages. The course then guides students through an in-depth study of the major eras of modern world history, starting with the Renaissance and Reformation. It concludes with a look at issues in the contemporary world, including case studies of modern issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.
http://www.edgenuity.com/california/syllabi/ss/CA-WHandGeography-Honors-Syllabus.pdf
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AP World History This advanced study of world history combines historical thinking skills with the in-depth exploration of major course themes such as the interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state-building, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and more. Students engage in reading, writing, and discussion as they trace history from before the Common Era to the present.
https://www.edgenuity.com/Syllabi/AP/AP-World-History-SS5184-SYLLABUS.pdf
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United States History U.S. History is a year-long course that examines the major events and turning points of U.S. history from the Industrial Revolution through the modern age. The course leads students toward a clearer understanding of the patterns, processes, and people that have shaped U.S. history. As students progress through each era of modern U.S. history, they will study the impact of dynamic leadership and economic and political change on the rise of the United States to global prominence, the influence of social and political movements on societal change, and the importance of modern cultural and political developments. Recurring themes lead students to draw connections between the past and the present, between cultures, and between multiple perspectives.
https://www.edgenuity.com/Syllabi/social/SS3311_US_History_II_Syllabus.pdf
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AP US History This course surveys the history of the United States from the settlement of the New World to modern times and prepares students for the AP® United States History Exam. The course emphasizes themes such as national identity, economic transformation, immigration, politics, international relations, geography, and social and cultural change. Students learn to assess historical materials, weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship, and analyze and express historical understanding in writing.
https://www.edgenuity.com/Syllabi/AP/AP_US_History_SS5185_Syllabus.pdf
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Principles of American Democracy (Government)This semester‐long course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. The course begins by establishing the origins and founding principles of American government. After a rigorous review of the Constitution and its amendments, students investigate the development and extension of civil rights and liberties. Lessons also introduce influential Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. The course builds on this foundation by guiding students through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process and culminates in an examination of public policy and the roles of citizens and organizations in promoting policy changes. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.
https://www.edgenuity.com/Syllabi/social/Syllabus-US-Government-SS3315.pdf
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AP US Government and PoliticsThis one-semester college-level course is designed to prepare students for the AP United States Government and Politics exam. Students will study the Constitutional underpinnings and structure of the United States government, issues of politics and political parties, and topics in civil rights and public policy, demonstrating their understanding and acquisition of skills through written work, project-based activities, and practice exams.
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AP Human Geography Human Geography is a college-level course designed to prepare students for the AP® Human Geography Exam. The goal of the course is to provide students with a geographic perspective through which to view the world. Through a combination of direct instruction, documentary videos, and online readings, students will explore geographic concepts, theories, and models; humanenvironment interactions; and interactions among human systems. Topics covered include population, culture, political organization of space, agricultural land use, industrialization, and urban land use. Students will demonstrate their understanding and acquisition of skills through essays, document-based questions, student collaborative activities, and practice AP exams.
https://www.edgenuity.com/Syllabi/AP/AP_Human_Geography_SS5182_Syllabus.pdf
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a. Social Science
b. English
c. Math
d. Science
e. LOTE
g. Elective
non a-g Elective courses
 
 
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