Social Science

WORLD HISTORY, CULTURES, AND GEOGRAPHY: THE MODERN WORLD

Through an in-depth study of current issues and the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, students will examine and analyze the relationships between historical and modern-day events. The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives through a multi-dimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives. Emphasis will be given to the expansion of the Western world; the evolution of democratic

principles and their worldwide effect; and the growing interdependence of all peoples and cultures throughout the world, strengthened by the decline of European influences. Students will be presented with differing perspectives on issues and events to prepare them as informed, thinking citizens in the contemporary world. Specific attention will be given to the influences of the increasingly pluralistic society of today. The study of this period (1789 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.

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Government Winter Session

Winter Session course December 20th - January 10th Must register no later than December 18th

Course ID 501V34010

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: PRINCIPALS OF DEMOCRACY

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

NOTE: The honors and general American Government courses differ as to the instructional strategies employed by the teacher and the depth of study. Sheltered courses are identical in content to general courses, and differ only in strategies used to make content accessible to students for whom English is a second language. In the special education courses, emphasis is placed on meeting the IEP goals in the areas of reading and written language while addressing the core curriculum for the content area.

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. Included will be a study of the different systems of government in the world today and an analysis of current major social issues. A multidimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic aspects of those systems will highlight the contributions made by each generation of Americans and emphasize the ways in which these citizens dealt with problems and inequities. A study of significant court cases and their changing interpretations will allow students to focus upon key issues such as human rights. This course is intended to prepare students to function as informed, participating citizens in a pluralistic society. This study will be enriched with representative literature and will include the use of primary source documents.

$250.00


 

Government Spring Session

Spring Session March 17th - April 4th Must register no later than March 13th

Course ID 501V34012

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: PRINCIPALS OF DEMOCRACY

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

NOTE: The honors and general American Government courses differ as to the instructional strategies employed by the teacher and the depth of study. Sheltered courses are identical in content to general courses, and differ only in strategies used to make content accessible to students for whom English is a second language. In the special education courses, emphasis is placed on meeting the IEP goals in the areas of reading and written language while addressing the core curriculum for the content area.

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. Included will be a study of the different systems of government in the world today and an analysis of current major social issues. A multidimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic aspects of those systems will highlight the contributions made by each generation of Americans and emphasize the ways in which these citizens dealt with problems and inequities. A study of significant court cases and their changing interpretations will allow students to focus upon key issues such as human rights. This course is intended to prepare students to function as informed, participating citizens in a pluralistic society. This study will be enriched with representative literature and will include the use of primary source documents.

$250.00


US History Winter Session

Winter Session December 20th - January 10th Must register no later than December 18th

Course ID 502V33011

UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY:

CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES

Through an in-depth study of the major turning points in American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries students will examine and analyze both the continuity and change from our country's beginnings to the present day. The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives. Through a multidimensional study of culture, geography, ethics, and economic and social conditions students will begin to understand how the ideas and events of the past have shaped the institutions and debates of contemporary America.

The influence of the Constitution on daily events will help students to put the recent past and the present in historical perspective. Study will focus on historic achievements in a global context. An examination of long-term trends and an assessment of their meaning will enable students to see that the history of the United States has had a special significance for the rest of the world because of its free political system and its pluralistic nature. The study of this period (1900 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.

NOTE: The honors and general United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries courses differ as to the instructional strategies employed by the teacher and the depth of study. Sheltered courses are identical in content to general courses, and differ only in strategies used to make content accessible to students for whom English is a second language. In the special education courses, emphasis is placed on meeting the IEP goals in the areas of reading and written language while addressing the core curriculum for the content area

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

Prerequisite: None

Description:  United States History includes the chronology of this nation’s past from the late 19th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical geography as well as the relationship among political, economic, and cultural history. Students will be encouraged to think critically about problems in history and society while examining democratic ideals and the American heritage. Reading and practice in writing are emphasized.

$250.00


US History Spring Session

Spring Session March 17th - April 4th Must register no later than March 13th

Course ID 502V33012

UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY:

CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES

Through an in-depth study of the major turning points in American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries students will examine and analyze both the continuity and change from our country's beginnings to the present day. The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives. Through a multidimensional study of culture, geography, ethics, and economic and social conditions students will begin to understand how the ideas and events of the past have shaped the institutions and debates of contemporary America.

The influence of the Constitution on daily events will help students to put the recent past and the present in historical perspective. Study will focus on historic achievements in a global context. An examination of long-term trends and an assessment of their meaning will enable students to see that the history of the United States has had a special significance for the rest of the world because of its free political system and its pluralistic nature. The study of this period (1900 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.

NOTE: The honors and general United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries courses differ as to the instructional strategies employed by the teacher and the depth of study. Sheltered courses are identical in content to general courses, and differ only in strategies used to make content accessible to students for whom English is a second language. In the special education courses, emphasis is placed on meeting the IEP goals in the areas of reading and written language while addressing the core curriculum for the content area

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

Prerequisite: None

Description:  United States History includes the chronology of this nation’s past from the late 19th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical geography as well as the relationship among political, economic, and cultural history. Students will be encouraged to think critically about problems in history and society while examining democratic ideals and the American heritage. Reading and practice in writing are emphasized.

$250.00


World History Winter Session

Winter Session December 20th - January 10th Must register no later than December 18th

Course ID 503V32011

WORLD HISTORY 

Through an in-depth study of current issues and the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, students will examine and analyze the relationships between historical and modern-day events.   The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives through a multi-dimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives.  Emphasis will be given to the expansion of the Western world; the evolution of democratic principles and their worldwide effect; and the growing interdependence of all peoples and cultures throughout the world, strengthened by the decline of European influences.  Students will be presented with differing perspectives on issues and events to prepare them as informed, thinking citizens in the contemporary world.  Specific attention will be given to the influences of the increasingly pluralistic society of today.  The study of this period (1789 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.  

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

NOTE:  Available only at alternative sites 

Prerequisite:  None 

Description:  In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present.  This year begins with an introduction to current world interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.

$250.00


World History Spring Session

Spring Session March 17th - April 4th Must register no later than March 13th

Course ID 503V32012

WORLD HISTORY 

Through an in-depth study of current issues and the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, students will examine and analyze the relationships between historical and modern-day events.   The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives through a multi-dimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives.  Emphasis will be given to the expansion of the Western world; the evolution of democratic principles and their worldwide effect; and the growing interdependence of all peoples and cultures throughout the world, strengthened by the decline of European influences.  Students will be presented with differing perspectives on issues and events to prepare them as informed, thinking citizens in the contemporary world.  Specific attention will be given to the influences of the increasingly pluralistic society of today.  The study of this period (1789 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.  

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

NOTE:  Available only at alternative sites 

Prerequisite: None 

Description: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present.  This year begins with an introduction to current world interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.

$250.00


World History Honors Winter Session

Winter Session December 20th - January 10th Must register no later than December 18th

Course ID 504V32031

WORLD HISTORY 

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

Through an in-depth study of current issues and the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world students will examine and analyze the relationships between historical and modern-day events.   The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives through a multi-dimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives.  Emphasis will be given to the expansion of the Western world; the evolution of democratic principles and their worldwide effect; and the growing interdependence of all peoples and cultures throughout the world, strengthened by the decline of European influences.  Students will be presented with differing perspectives on issues and events to prepare them as informed, thinking citizens in the contemporary world.  Specific attention will be given to the influences of the increasingly pluralistic society of today.  The study of this period (1789 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.  

NOTE:  Available only at alternative sites 

Prerequisite:   With principal’s permission, accelerated ninth grade students may take Honors World History, Cultures & Geography as preparation for Advanced Placement in tenth grade. 

Description: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present.  This year begins with an introduction to current world interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.

$250.00


World History Honors Spring Session

Spring Session March 17th - April 4th Must register no later than March 13th

Course ID 504V32032

WORLD HISTORY 

This course meets the UC/CSU entrance requirement for History and Social Science

Through an in-depth study of current issues and the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world students will examine and analyze the relationships between historical and modern-day events.   The course will focus on the relevance of history to the students' daily lives through a multi-dimensional study of cultural, geographic, ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives.  Emphasis will be given to the expansion of the Western world; the evolution of democratic principles and their worldwide effect; and the growing interdependence of all peoples and cultures throughout the world, strengthened by the decline of European influences.  Students will be presented with differing perspectives on issues and events to prepare them as informed, thinking citizens in the contemporary world.  Specific attention will be given to the influences of the increasingly pluralistic society of today.  The study of this period (1789 - present) will be enriched with representative literature of the period and about the period and will include the use of primary source documents.  

NOTE:  Available only at alternative sites 

Prerequisite: With principal’s permission, accelerated ninth grade students may take Honors World History, Cultures & Geography as preparation for Advanced Placement in tenth grade. 

Description: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late eighteenth century to the present.  This year begins with an introduction to current world interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.

$250.00