World History & Geography I: This course is designed to focus on the five Social Studies standards, common themes that recur across time and place, and eight historical eras to be studied in chronological order. Students explore what is happening in various global regions and civilizations at a given time and investigate issues from multiple perspectives. Over the two years, events and themes of the non-western world (including Africa, China, Japan, India, the Middle East, and South America) are studied. The first year core curriculum extends from the ancient world to the modern world. Focus will be placed on world geography, document and thematic based essays, and note-taking skills. World History Pacing Guide
World History & Geography I Honors is also offered, providing enriched study and additional topics related to course content.
American History & Government: This course examines the emergence and growth of the United States from 1789 to the 20th Century. Emphasis is placed on political, social, ethnic and international relations. American History Pacing Guide 2016-2017
American History & Government Honors is also offered, providing enriched study and additional topics related to course content. Students are encouraged to take the SAT II in U.S. History upon completion of this course.
Advanced Placement American History: This course is a chronological, college-level survey/seminar approach to American History, with emphasis on interpretation and analysis of significant historiographical material. It is primarily a reading course; texts and supplementary readings have been chosen for their collective coverage of specific periods and because they represent a wide variety of genres of historical writing. Students in this course will take the Advanced Placement American History exam in May.
Government: The goal of the senior year Government course is to help students acquire the knowledge necessary to be active participants in American society. This course assists students in becoming aware of their roles as citizens and helps them evaluate public issues, make informed judgments, and provide an understanding of how a person’s values affect their decision making process. Students acquire knowledge of how citizens have in the past, and can now and in the future, directly and indirectly interact with the public policy processes. Government Pacing Guide