This course will focus upon the documents of freedom and the function of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal and state level. It will introduce the principles of our society's free market economy and basic consumer skills including negotiating and money management. This understanding will lead the student to a better understanding of civic responsibility and their role as participating citizens of the United States. Students will focus on responsibilities as citizens not just rights.
Required as a tenth grade course, American Cultures will present students with a chronological history of the United States, from the end of the Civil War through the present. Throughout our study, American Cultures will emphaisize important themes, such as forging a national identity from a diverse population, emphasizeing the strngths and weakness of our democratic instituitions, improving our knowledge of the economic and technological systems and the effect of these themes on the American experience of today. American Cultures will also demonstrate the connectinos of history on fine arts, literature, music, and science. Also American Cultures will demonstrate the multicultural contributions of individuals to the American life experiance.
A required grade 11 course, World Cultures will enable the student to acknowledge the cultural diversity of the United States and teh world. This multicultural approach strives for a more complex understanding and more sensitivity to issues of diversity, (race, ethnic background, gender, religion, and social-economic status). To accomplish this, the student will study seven regional units. In each regional unit the student will learn about the region's geography, history, traditions, overall theme of the development of the global community.
Offered as an elective, History 12 is a unique approach to the teaching of the social sciences. The course supplies the need for a comprehensive program at the senior high level. The main objective of the course is to provide the student with an introduction to the basic concepts of sociology, economics, political science, and the legal system. The content of the course will deal with developing effective thinking and life skills necessary for the future. The course will seek to encourage an understanding and appreciation for the life cycle approach to this particular discipline. The main theme if this course is to improve academic knowledge and develop analytical skills necessary to an understanding of the comples social system of a 21st centruy world.