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Social Studies

WORLD HISTORY/WORLD CULTURE

 

World History/World Cultures covers an emphasis upon basic skills development through the teaching of World History, World Cultures, and Global Geography. Students will cover:


  1. Geography skills utilized in identifying locations in the world 
  2. Understanding of the various cultures of the world 
  3. Understanding of the influence of Greco Roman culture on the development of world civilization 
  4. Recognition of the causes of the Industrial Revolution 
  5. Recognition of the rise of the third world and the changes that faced it 
  6. Development and the enhancement of vocabulary, writing, note taking, reading, map and chart skills to be used in future social studies courses 

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY

 

Covers the following areas: 


  1. Study skills such as note taking, map and chart work, audio visual interpretation and appreciation, evaluation skills and effective use of the basal text 
  2. Understanding how the Declaration of Independence established the principle of government by consent of the governed 
  3. Recognizing that immigration increased the cultural diversity of American society 
  4. Understanding the causes of the war between the States 
  5. Understanding the significance of the growth of large corporations, the emergence of the United States as a world power 
  6. Basic social studies skills as they pertain to the above proficiencies 

 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW  HONORS


Constitutional Law examines the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. It involves a detailed analysis of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and a variety of Supreme Court cases dealing with personal (especially student) freedoms. 

Students will cover:


  1. Rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy 
  2. History, structure, and content of the U.S. Constitution 
  3. History, organization, and role of the U.S. Supreme Court 
  4. Limits of individual freedoms 

 

PSYCHOLOGY


Students will cover:


  1. An understanding of the history and historic approaches to psychology 
  2. Awareness of the various approaches to psychology (e.g. behaviorist, psychoanalytic, humanist) 
  3. Biological concepts as they relate to human behavior such as the nervous system, the senses, the brain, and perceptual abilities 
  4. An understanding of concepts as they relate to memory, thought motivation and emotion 
  5. A critical look at various stages of the life span through a group project and presentation 
  6. Enhancing interest in the field of study to continue with the Advanced Psychology course