World History is taught from a cultural approach. The student will develop an understanding of our human heritage through the study of many of the cultural expressions of humanity. The course is broken down into six (6) divisions; the Middle Easterners, the Asians, the Africans, the Western Europeans, the Russians and Eastern Europeans and the Latin Americans. Students learn to distinguish between the cultures of different times and different areas of our world.
UNITED STATES HISTORY
Grade Placement: 11
United States History presents a survey of the history of the United States from the end of Reconstruction (1865) until the present day. Students will learn to describe, compare and contrast the major social and political trends, personalities and events of their country's past.
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
This course explains the foundation, development, structure, and function of the U. S. political system. Students will be provided opportunities to compare types of governments and reasons for their establishment. They will trace the growth of government and the two-party system in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the U. S. Constitution and the structure and function of the three branches of the federal government. Students will review the Bill of Rights, noting how Supreme Court decisions have affected our governmental system. Students will understand the relationships among the three branches of the federal government.