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Social Studies

Social Studies


GRADE LEVEL 9: Required course that will cover US Government, Economics and World Geography as a preparation for further studies in social studies.  The curriculum will cover government for one semester followed by a nine weeks’ study of economics and world geography each.


GRADE LEVEL 10: In today's world it is essential for students to develop an understanding of the events of the past in order to fully comprehend what is happening in the present. World History provides a link between past history and our present world. It prepares students to compare and contrast past cultures and civilizations and to identify how these civilizations have contributed to modern cultures and have influenced their lives.


GRADE LEVEL 11: American History from the civil war to the present is offered to students in grades 10-12. The purpose of this course is to examine the people and events that have shaped our nation in the past and are shaping our future. Special emphasis is placed not only specific people and events, but why these things occurred and the ways they have impacted and influenced our daily lives. Students are encouraged to develop judgment about historical themes and apply this critical thinking to decisions that they will have to make throughout their lives. Emphasis is placed on exploration of history instead of short-term memorization of history.


GRADE LEVEL 12:   This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how societies are formed and how they function.  Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.  Sociology allows you to see yourself in the world and see the world around you.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the basic concepts of sociology, apply sociological concepts to issues, and develop the ability to think critically about society and your own place in it.