Social Science/History

Social Science/History Standards
CA content standards for History available for download below.


Course Offerings


GEOGRAPHY

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 semester

UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: This course is a study of the earth and its people. It covers maps, map features and interpretations, and basic cultural and physical geographic concepts with which to better understand our relationship with the earth and our interdependence with other people. Highlighted throughout are the five fundamental themes of geography: location, place, movement, regions, and interaction between people and the environment. Focus areas include Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.


WORLD HISTORY

Grade Level: 10 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

Prerequisite: Grade 10 standing

Course Description: This course is a study of the events of the last two centuries including, but not limited to, the Rise of Democracy, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism (investigating the effects on Africa and Asia specifically), World War I, the Russian Revolution, and World War II. Students learn how historical events have led to present-day situations and survey concepts of geography, political systems, interdependence, change, economics, and culture.


WORLD HISTORY/CULTURES & GEOGRAPHY

Grade Level: 10 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: Students study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th  century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Students will focus primarily on Geography and Cultures, while developing an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.


UNITED STATES HISTORY

Grade Level: 11 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 standing. Recommended passing grade of a C or better in World History or World Studies.

Course Description: This course is a study and exploration of causes and events in US History from post-reconstruction to the present and emphasizes political, social, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped the development of this country. Students recognize historical patterns, examine critical issues, and study the impact of key individuals as they relate to national growth and international influence.


U.S. GOVERNMENT

Grade Level: 12 Length: 1 semester

UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

Prerequisite: Grade 11/12 standing

Course Description: This course is a study of the structure and function of the American political system. Topics include the Constitution, electoral and legislative process, and current political issues. U.S. Government is partnered with Economics.


 ECONOMICS

Grade Level: 12 Length: 1 semester

UC Requirement Fulfilled: Elective (g)

Prerequisite: Grade 11/12 standing

Course Description: This course is the study of economic systems and their role in America and other nations. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of government decisions on the American and world economy. Students will study topics such as the Federal Reserve Bank, inflation and deflation, scarcity, perfect competition, monopolies, supply and demand, and how these topics affect prices in the market-place and in international trade. Economics is partnered with American Government.

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Wade Axup,
Jan 22, 2015, 12:29 PM
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