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SOCIAL SCIENCE

These course offerings are designed to provide students with an understanding of history geography and humanity, and its legacy for current national and world affairs. All courses help students further develop the skills of critical reading, historical thinking, thoughtful discussion, and effective writing. Psychology allows students to exam the world in which they live and consider the governing personalities and behaviors of human beings as they navigate their way through the world.

 

GEOGRAPHY

open to grade 9

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GEOGRAPHY

These course offerings are designed to provide students with an understanding of history geography and humanity, and its legacy for current national and world affairs. All courses help students further develop the skills of critical reading, historical thinking, thoughtful discussion, and effective writing. Psychology allows students to exam the world in which they live and consider the governing personalities and behaviors of human beings as they navigate their way through the world.

 

HISTORY

open to grade 10 and 11

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MODERN WORLD HISTORY

This semester-long course will explore the major issues and turning points of world history by examining events from the 1930s through the Cold War era.  By reading a variety of primary and secondary sources, students will examine historical concepts and events of the twentieth century including world war, holocaust and genocide, nationalism, fascism, communism, human rights, and movements of independence.  An emphasis will be placed on enhancing students’ analytical skills and understanding of world history through discussion, debate, research, and writing.  Prerequisite: Why Europe?

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US HISTORY

MODERN WORLD HISTORY

 

ELECTIVES

open to grade 11 and 12

Physics is a year-long introductory physics course.  Students learn the central role of the concepts of force and energy in explaining and mathematically analyzing a wide range of types of motion.  The same concepts are subsequently used to study such diverse phenomena as waves, electricity, and magnetism.  Experimental data are used to test many of the mathematical models presented in class.  Co-requisite: Algebra II; Pre-calculus is recommended.

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AP PSYCHOLOGY

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They will also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The aim of this course is to provide the student with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. In addition, the course is intended to prepare students to take the AP exam in the spring. The goal is for students to gain terminology, practices, and understandings that further their individual growth, learning and interest in Psychology.

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MACRO-ECONOMICS

Using a college level text, the course focuses on national economic issues such as growth, unemployment and inflation. Students will study topics such as gross domestic product, the cost of living, investment and the financial system, the monetary system including the Federal Reserve, aggregate demand and aggregate supply and various macroeconomic schools of thought. Macroeconomics asks questions such as, “If the interest rate goes up, how is national saving affected?”  Prerequisite: Algebra 2