Social Studies

Course Descriptions:

 

World History,CP

Course No: 45.0830014

Grade Level: 9 

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

The goal of this course is to cover pre-history through modern times. This includes ancient civilization,classical history, the medieval world, the years of revolution, and modern history. Many geographical skills and materials will be reviewed and reinforced. The student will analyze and evaluate information and improve thinking and writing skills. It is anticipated that students will learn through the study of other cultures to consider other viewpoints and see themselves in a perspective of world history.

 

World History, Honors

Course No: 45.2830004

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1 unit

Content covers the history of the world, with special emphasis on western civilization. Course will use debate, trial simulation, current events, literature, music, and art. Several cultural trips/projects will be provided.

 

U.S. History, CP

Course No: 45.0810014

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

Emphasis will be placed on developing research skills, retention of large amounts of information, and developing analytical skills in an approach to historic events. Requirements for the course include a book review, term paper, class project, essay writing,and keeping a history notebook.

 

U.S. History, Honors

Course No: 45.2810004

Grade Level: 10

Credit: 1 unit

Content covers American History from c.15th century to the present.
Course will use debate, essays, art, music, literature, research projects and current events.
 

Economics, CP

Course No: 45.0610034

Grade Level: 11

Credit: 1 unit

This course will examine the basic structure and operation of the American economic system. The student is required to maintain a notebook.

 

American Government, CP

Course No: 45.0570014

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Credit: 1 unit

The student will gain a general background of government in which political behavior, principles of democracy, constitutional law, and structure of national and state governments will be highlighted. Requirements include notebooks, worksheets, essay writings, enrichment activities, and oral presentations. Instructional activities include readings, discussion, field trips, guest speakers, and audio-visual presentations. Some research is required to complete enrichment activities.

 

American Government, CP

Course No: 45.0570034

Grade Level: 11-12

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

This course concentrates on participation in government through a detailed study of political behavior and a study of the three branches of government at three levels of government:national, state, and local. The student is required to maintain a notebook,complete worksheets and questions pertaining to political cartoons, and demonstrate good citizenship skills through various cooperative learning activities and simulations. Instructional activities include note taking,discussion, guest speakers, simulations, and skill demonstrations.

 

Economics, Honors

Course No: 45.2610004

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Gifted Identified **

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

Content covers the economic systems of the world with an emphasis on capitalism. Course included research and a novel.
** This course is also open to highly motivated students who excelled in CPU.S. History per an application process. See instructions under Honors Curriculum.

 

Economics, CP

Course No: 45.0610014

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the American free enterprise system. Content includes the study of the production and marketing of goods and services, our money and banking system, personal budgeting, and government consumer services.Requirements include notebooks, worksheets, essay writings, enrichment activities, and oral presentations. Instructional activities include readings,discussion, field trips, guest speakers, and audio-visual presentation. Some research is required to complete enrichment activities.

U.S. History,CP

Course No: 45.0810024

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

This course will emphasize the aspects of U.S. History from its earliest beginnings to the present time. A study of the Constitution will be included. Requirements include reading textbook materials, note taking, written reports, projects, and participation in class activities. 

World History,CP

Course No: 45.0830014

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: None

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

The goal of this course is to cover pre-history through modern times. This includes ancient civilization,classical history, the medieval world, the years of revolution, and modern history. Many geographical skills and materials will be reviewed and reinforced. The student will analyze and evaluate information and improve thinking and writing skills. It is anticipated that students will learn through the study of other cultures to consider other viewpoints and see themselves in a perspective of world history.

 

World History, Honors

Course No: 45.2830004

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: Gifted Identified **

Credit: 1 unit

Diploma Seal: College Prep

Content covers the history of the world, with special emphasis on western civilization. Course will use debate, trial simulation, current events, literature, music, and art. Several cultural trips/projects will be provided.
** This course is also open to highly motivated students who excelled in CP Citizenship/Economics.

Psychology & SAT Prep

Course No: 45.0150004

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: None

Credit: ½ elective unit for Psychology

½ elective unit for SAT Prep

Diploma Seal: College Prep

This course is designed to help students understand human behavior. The student will learn about the history of psychology, career options relating to psychology, human development with an emphasis on adolescence and adulthood, methods of learning, and personality development. Additionally, students will review English and Mathematics skills, learn test-taking skills, and build a strong vocabulary base in preparation for taking the SAT.

 

 

EEberhardt

Edna Eberhardt
Dept. Chair



JGordon

James Gordon

 

CPalmer

Charles Palmer III

 

DThompson

Duane Thompson

                   

KThompson

Katie Thompson

  

NWright

 Nadine Wright