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Social Studies

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS
Prerequisites:  NONE
Students will understand the major privileges, structures and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system.  The students will focus on the development of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and study the court cases defining our rights and limitations.  Students will have a thorough understanding of our nation’s political party system, as well as the government relationships within our federal system and the separation of powers/checks and balances within our national government.  Students will also examine the structure and function of the US government and its relationship to states and citizens.  Students will develop skills needed for the social studies section of the Ohio Graduation Test.

MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY
Prerequisites:  NONE

This course is a general survey course that analyzes the political, social and cultural growth of the United States from the age of industrialization to the present day in the context of the major historical events that have shaped American society.  This course covers material required for the Social Studies section of the Ohio Graduation Test.

GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS/PERSONAL FINANCE
Prerequisites:  Modern American History or its equivalent

GOVERNMENT 
This course will focus on the development of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and study the court cases defining our rights and limitations.  Students will have a thorough understanding of our nation’s political party system, as well as the governmental relationship within our federal system and the separation of powers/checks and balances within our national government.

ECONOMICS/PERSONAL FINANCE
This course is an introduction to the role of government in shaping our market economy and its interaction with other types of markets.  Topics include the Federal Reserve System, the law of supply and demand, trade and the global economy, and gross domestic product (GDP).  Personal finance topics include saving, borrowing, spending, asset management, income and expense budgeting.  Emphasis will also be placed on consumer credit, insurance, investments, homeownership, and taxation.  This course meets the personal finance literacy requirement for Ohio students.

MODERN WORLD HISTORY AND CURRENT EVENTS CP I
The course provides an in depth analysis of global history during the modern era beginning in 1750 and working forward.  This course gives the student an in depth knowledge of the major cultures and events in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America during modern times.  The course will provide an in depth analysis of the major political, social, military, and economic events that have taken place and continue to take place in the world today. 

MODERN WORLD HISTORY AND PERSONAL FINANCE CP II
This course is a survey of global history during the modern era beginning in 1750 and working forward.  This course provides the student with a general knowledge of the major culture and events in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America during modern times.  Personal finance topics include saving, borrowing, spending, asset management, income and expense, and budgeting.  This course meets the personal finance literacy requirement for Ohio students. 

AP U.S. HISTORY
Prerequisites:   English teacher recommendation and a minimum grade of 85% in English I Honors, or a minimum of 90% in English I CP I
Sophomores who wish to enroll in this class for their junior year.must:

  • have a minimum grade of 93% in Modern American History with the teacher’s recommendation and
  • a minimum grade of 85% in English II Honors or a minimum of 90% in English II CPI

This course is designed to provide students with the analytic  skills and  factual knowledge  necessary  to deal critically with problems and materials in  American  history.  At  the  completion of this course, students have the option of taking the  College  Board Examination. Students receiving a three or better on the exam may be awarded college credit  for  this course.

AP U.S.  GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Prerequisites

  • Social Studies teacher ,recommendation, a minimum grade of 93% In U.S. History or 93% in Modern American History and
  • Minimum grade of 85% in English II Honors or minimum of 90% in English II CPI

This course is designed to provide students  with  the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and materials in U.S. Government.  At the completion of this course, students have the option of taking  College Board Examinations on U.S. Government & Politics. Students receiving a three or better on the exam may receive college credit for this course.  This course meets the personal finance literacy requirement for Ohio students.

 AP  EUROPEAN   HISTORY
Prerequisites

  • Social Studies teacher recommendation, a minimum grade of 85% in AP US Government or 93% in Government/Economics/Personal Finance, and
  • A minimum grade of 85% in English III Honors or a minimum of 90% in English III CP I.

This  course is designed to provide students with the analytic  skills and  factual knowledge  necessary  to deal critically with problems and materials in European   history.  At  the  completion of this course, students have the option of taking the  College  Board Examination. Students  receiving  a three or better on this exam may earn  college credit for the course.

ELECTIVES

NATIVE   AMERICAN   STUDIES
Prerequisites:  None, available to grades 10,11,12.
This one semester course is a survey course of Native American cultures from the dawn of history to the present day. This course gives the student an understanding of the diversity, triumphs, and tragedy of Native American cultures.  This course has elective status only.  It does not qualify towards the three required social studies credits.

INTRODUCTION  TO  LEGAL PROCEDURES
Prerequisites: None, available to grades 10, 11, 12
This challenging one semester course is about how the law works in today’s society.  Students will learn about court procedures, constitutional rights, and problem solving.  Students will be expected to participate in a mock trial during class and an examination of the role of the citizen in both criminal and civil litigation.  This course has a limited class size and is recommended for those interested in law in general.  This course has elective status only.  It does not qualify as part of the threesocial studies credits required

PSYCHOLOGY
Prerequisites:  None, available to grades 10, 11, 12
This one semester course will provide a basic understanding of the principles of psychology.  The course will look at various approaches to studying psychology.  Throughout the semester we will cover topics in learning and cognition, body and mind, development, personality, social psychology, and career opportunities in psychology.  Course work will include examination of case studies and completion of short simulations or experiments in addition to readings from the text.  The course has elective status only.  It does not qualify towards the three required social studies credits required for graduation. 

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