Monday, August 01, 2016
Instructors: Mr. Eric Brown and Ms. Stephanie Kaftan
NOTE: Not all classes offered each year, depends on the number of student requests for social studies classes.
Modern US History 2225A / 2225B Full Year Course Grade 9
This course examines the history of the United States from the Civil War or Reconstruction era through the present era. May include a historical review of political, military, scientific, and social development.
Iowa History 2222 1 Semester Class Grade 9-12
This course examines the history, politics, economy, and culture of Iowa. The course may focus on the history of Iowa or may look into the contemporary issues affecting it.
Women in U.S. History 2256 1 Semester Course Grades 9-12
In the last 30 years, the study of women's history has become a thriving academic enterprise. Spurred by feminist revival and the zeal of a new generation of women, courses in women's history have multiplied. These courses have made women historically visible and brought focus to the woman's experience, values, relationships, and politics.
Current Events 2245 1 Semester Course Grades 9-12
Current Events is a one-semester course structured to give the student an understanding of current issues in many areas of a political, social, and economic nature. The course emphasizes projects done by the student since the topics chosen are very fluid in their nature, meaning that the topics and the amount of coverage on the topics will fluctuate on any given day, week, or month depending on topics current in the media.
20th Century US History 2280 1 Semester Course Grades 10-12
This course is a continuation of where we left off with Modern US History.
21st Century US History 2281 1 Semester Course Grades 10-12
This course is the history of the U.S. during the student's life, so the most recent history of the United States.
Contemporary World Geography 2215A / 2215B Full Year Course Grades 10
This course aids the student in developing an understanding of the relationships among people and places and the geography of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, and Antarctica along with a study of the world's physical characteristics. This course will focus on past and present issues pertaining to our global community. The importance of this class is understanding we are one global people and we need understanding and compassion in dealing with people of different cultures.
World History 2230A / 2230B Two 1 Semester Courses Grades 11-12
Semester 1- Ancient World History 2230A: This course is designed to give students an understanding of ancient world history. It consists of a comprehensive study of world civilizations from the stone age to the Roman Empire. Regions studied include Egypt, Sumer, India, China, Greece, Rome and the Americas.
Semester 2 - Modern World History 2230B: This course is designed to give students an understanding of world history from the middle ages to the present. Topics include the Renaissance, imperialism, nationalism, through democracy and revolution.
Psychology 2275 1 Semester Course Grades 11-12
This course will examine the basic principles, philosophies, and experiments regarding psychology. This course will focus on famous psychologists, theories, how the human mind operates, and the study of human behavior. In addition, this course will emphasize the development of basic learning, thinking, writing, and research skills. This class is designed to challenge and inspire your intellect and thinking skills, similar to a college level class.
Economics 2240 1 Semester Course Grades 11-12
This course is designed to prepare students for making the day to day business decisions of a consumer. Topics will include basic economic concepts, the operation of our economic system, supply and demand theory, finance and banking, labor and income relations, and the role of our government in the economy.
Personal Economics 2220 1 Semester Course Grades 11-12
Personal Economics will help give students the tools to become a financially responsible member of society. This course develops students understanding and skills in such areas as money management, budgeting, financial goal attainment, the wise use of credit, insurance, investments, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Additionally, students will understand how national and international economic occurrences and policies impact their personal lives.
Government 2250 1 Semester Course Grades 11, 12
This course is a functional study of American national government. Units studied include the presidency, congress, federal courts, civil rights, political parties, and political behavior and elections.
NOTE: Successful completion of 8 credits of Spanish, through Spanish 4 S2 will result in 2 social studies required credits earned.