The purpose of World History is to provide students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the chronological development of civilization by examining the political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific and cultural events that have affected humanity. This course is required for 10th grade students.
The course content includes geo-historic development; comparative views of history; origins of contrasting civilizations; role of religion in historical change; contrasting political theories; role of science and technology as social catalyst; nationalism; diversity of economic thought; influence of the major figures and events; interpretations of historical development. Note: Credit in this course precludes credit in World History and prepares students for AP European History
AP European History
The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse.
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of United States history from Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. Students must take the EOC Assessment to count as 30% of the final grade.
AP United States History
The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.
The purpose of Advanced Placement American Government and Politics is to give students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.
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