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SHS Social Studies Classes

Social Problems
1 Credit
Semester Class

This course provides an in depth study of current social issues from a psychological and sociological approch. Students will look at the causes, consequences and possible solutions to varied social problems and situations. Students will participate in a project/discussion based learning environment and will be encouraged in developing their awn creative solutions to the problems presented in the class.

4/13/17


Psychology
1 Credit
Semester Class
Prerequisite: 10-12

Understanding what we do and why we do it. That is the root question the field of Psychology tries to answer. By definition psychology is the study of human behavior and human mental processes. In this brief survey course we will examine different methods of answering this question and choosing specific behaviors to apply these methods with the overall goal of better understand yourself and the people you know.

4/13/17


World Cultures A-B
1 Credit
Semester Class
Prerequisite: None

“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of human spirit” – Matthew Arnold.

World Civilizations and Cultures is an in-depth study of multiple prominent civilizations and the unique aspects of their cultures throughout the world. Students will be actively engaged in learning characteristics of civilizations such as: Origins, History, Traditions, Religions, Customs, Language, Food, etc. Interactive discussions, group work and self-paced individual learning will be the main catalysts for learning throughout this course. Much of the material for the course will come from assigned readings and other accepted / reliable sources. Additionally, students will be expected to organize and present a self-driven project. The primary goal of this course is to give students a better understanding of the many diversified civilizations and cultures that inhabit our world.

4/13/17


U.S. History 10
1 Credit
Semester Class
**Required for all Sophomores**

This class covers Pre-Columbian Era through Reconstruction and will be divided into 5 sections; Pre-Columbian and Exloration, Foundations, Revolution, New Nation and Civil War / Reconstruction.


U.S. History 11 A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
**Required for all Juniors **

This class covers the Industrial Revolution through the 1920s.  Subjects will include The industrial  Revolution, Immigration, Progressivism, Imperialism, World War 1 and the 1920s.  Eleventh graders take a full year of U.S. History 11 to fulfill social studies credit for graduation.

4/13/17


American Government A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
**Required for all Seniors**

American Government provides in-depth exposure to the American political system and the principles of democracy. Students will study the Constitution and the functions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the national government. The class also covers state and local government and current events. Good citizenship and civic responsibilities are stressed.

4/13/17

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