Social Studies  

 

U.S. History I 

An in-depth analysis of United States history up to 1900, which focuses on the social changes, territorial expansion, industrialization, and conflicts over power that helped shape the United States.

 
U.S. History II

An in-depth analysis of the history of the United States from 1900 to the present, which focuses on the roles of change, conflict, diversity, scarcity, interdependence and authority in shaping and affecting the 20th Century.

 

World Cultures 

Study of the geography, history and philosophies, governments, arts, economics, and social systems of the major cultural areas. Students will be able to identify and locate the political divisions and describe the physical characteristics including climate and landforms for each of the cultural regions, from the 16th century to the present. Students will acquire a historical understanding of each cultural region including political, economic, and religious events that shaped the region with an emphasis on understanding their impact on present global situations. Students will be able to describe, compare, and analyze the elements of culture, and recognize that these elements are interrelated. Cultural regions studied are Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Europe and Russia, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.


 


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