Social Studies
  • World Geography (1 credit)
    The student will study the home of man with emphasis on various elements of the environment.  Physical and human geographical knowledge, map skills, and reading and research skills will be utilized.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • World History (1 credit)
    The course will cover the development of early civilizations including Egypt, the Middle East, Rome, and Greece through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discover, Age of Reason, and the Napoleanic Era will also be included.  In addition, this course will emphasize modern history beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Empire, the effects of WWI and WWII, the United Nations, power conflicts, and the third-world growth.  Religious, political, social, and economic development will be emphasized.  Research skills will be utilized.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • United States History (1 credit)
    Students will study the rise of “Big Business,” the settling of the “last frontier,” the progressive movement, U.S. expansion overseas, and U.S. involvement in WWI.  In addition, students will study the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, U.S. involvement in WWII, the political and social history of post-war America, and the entrance into the Space Age.  It also includes the Vietnam War and post-Vietnam social and political developments, as well as the U.S. emergence as a superpower and its involvement in international political affairs.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Free Enterprise (1 credit)
    Students will study economics with emphasis on the free enterprise system.  The course will deal with the purposes of an economic system, the characteristics and goals of the American Free Enterprise system, and the roles of business, labor and the consumer in this system.

    Prerequisite:  Grade 10

  • Civics (1/2 credit)
    A study of the U.S. Constitution with its amendments, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and their interrelationship, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy will be presented.  Students will be provided opportunities to compare the functions of local, state, and federal governments.

    Prerequisite:  Grade 10