Course Descriptions

Social Studies Courses

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This course will examine all elements of our nation’s government including how our society formed, the reasons we chose to have a democratic government, and the problems our nation faces. We will look at these elements by using our textbook,...


World Geography is designed to help students develop geographical skills to better understand and appreciate the different people, places and environments around the world. Students will study various themes including: population, culture,...


This year-long course surveys the geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people and places. Semester A focuses on colonization to the beginning of the 20th Century. Semester B covers the history of...


This year-long sequence surveys the evolution of world societies. In World History A the focus is the transition from early nomadic humans to agricultural societies which evolved into civilizations and empires.  This section covers the time from...


This course examines the basic principles and structure used in economic decision making; topics include the analysis of economic institutions; social issues; and the basic objectives of efficiency, equity, stability, and growth of economic...


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