Social Studies Curriculum
Classes are taught by Mr. Thies
Social Studies 9 - The first semester will be Civics which will include a brief history of our government system and a comparison of other types of governments. The three branches of government, state and local governments, the election process, political parties and the Constitution are examined.
The second semester will be Geography which covers map reading, map making, and basic geographic interpretation. Students will locate and identify oceans, seas, mountains, deserts, rivers, and countries. Basic information about soils, climates, land forms and cultures of regions throughout the world will also be examined. Required for grade 9.
World History 10 - This course will cover the development and history of ancient cultures (Greek, Egyptian, Roman) through the Middle Ages and end with modern history of WW1 and WW2. Emphasis is placed on contributions, historical significance and application of those events to modern cultures. Required for grade 10.
American History 11 - This course will be a chronological overview of America's history including the Age of Exploration, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Progressive Movement, Westward Expansion and the Depression. Required for grade 11.
American Government 12 - This one-semester course will be a detailed study of the Constitution, the branches of government and government policies of past and present. Students will study various types of governments throughout the world, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the Vietnam Conflict and U.S. influence on world policy. Required for grade 12.
Psychology 12 - This course is a general introduction to Psychology and the theories relating to the study of human behavior. It focuses on the social, physical, emotional, psychological and cognitive stages of development. Open to grade 12.