Online Social Studies


Social Studies

Economics

This course is designed to give the student a firm understanding of modern economics, both personal and global. Students will explore concepts such as the free-enterprise system, the global economy and personal finance. Mastery of economic literacy will be a focus through the use of skills such as data interpretation and clear writing. 

Units:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business and Government
  • The Global Economy
  • Financial Literacy

The first part of this in-depth course will examine the interaction the relationship between people and the questions of where, why and how they live in a specific environment. Analysis of various geographic areas and how they contribute to specific settlement patterns and ways of creating food and shelter will be the focus. Students will concentrate on themes of environmental adaptation, migration and geographic challenges. 

Units:

  • Skills of History and Geography
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Population and Movement
  • Global Connections

The second half of this in-depth course will further examine the relationship between people and the questions of where, why and how they live in a specific environment. The focus will address specific features of the rural/urban divide, and the differences between global regions. Areas of exploration include Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. 

Units:

  • Agriculture and Rural Environments
  • Urban and Suburban Environments
  • Regional Studies: Africa and the Middle East
  • Regional Studies: Asia, Europe, Oceania
  • Regional Studies: The Americas

This in-depth course will have the student examining the development of the contemporary world from the Age of Enlightenment until the cataclysm of World War I. Themes from a variety of perspectives, regarding social history, democratic government, the relationship between history and art will be examined. Focus will be placed on the ability for students to utilize investigative practices to reach conclusions about these themes. 

Units:

  • Influencing the Modern World
  • Enlightenment and Revolution
  • Nationalism and the Growth of Nation-States
  • Industrialization
  • Economic and Social Change
  • The New Imperialism
  • World War I
  • Effects of World War I

This in-depth course will have the student examining the development of the contemporary world from the rise of the regimes of Hitler and Stalin up to the challenges of the present day. Themes from a variety of perspectives, regarding social history, democratic government, the relationship between history and art will be examined. Focus will be placed on the ability for students to utilize investigative practices to reach conclusions about these themes. 

Units:

  • Totalitarianism
  • World War II
  • The Post-War World
  • The Cold War
  • Nation Building in the Modern World
  • Challenges of the Modern World

This course will give the student a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. Themes include the Constitution and its amendments, including the Bill of Rights and liberties, the role of government and the responsibility of citizens.  In addition, students will examine the function of government and how civic engagement can create policy.

Units:

  • Introduction to Civics and Government
  • The Constitution
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Government Institutions
  • Civics and Participation
  • Public Policy

This course traces the development of American society from the earliest days of human habitation until the late 1800s. Areas of focus will be the colonial era, the American Revolution, the regional rift between North and South leading to the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution that took place afterwards. Themes will include the role of social classes, territorial expansion and industrialization. 

Units:

  • Revolution and the New Nation
  • Nation Building and Sectionalism
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Industrialization and the Gilded Age
  • Expansion, Reform and Imperialism

This course continues the from part A. This course examines the United States from the Progressive era up to the contemporary nation. Areas of focus are the rise of the United States as a global power, the World Wars, the Civil Rights era and the early 21st century. Themes will include growing enfranchisement of women, minorities and youth, military intervention abroad and the fluctuations of the American economy.

Units:

  • World War I and the Interwar Years
  • World War II
  • The Rise of the Cold War
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Into a New Millennium
  • The Contemporary Nation

This research-intensive course will have the student utilize research and primary sources to get an in-depth understanding of world history from the Classical Age until the French Revolution. Themes from a variety of perspectives, regarding social history, democratic government, the relationship between history and art will be examined. Focus will be placed on the ability for students to utilize historical practices to reach conclusions about these themes. 

Units:

  • Early Civilization
  • Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
  • Eastern Culture and Civilization
  • Medieval Europe
  • Transition to Modern Times
  • Absolutism and the Rising Tide of Revolution

This research-intensive course will have the student utilize research and primary sources to get an in-depth understanding of world history from the rise of nationalism in the late 19th century to the contemporary world. Themes from a variety of perspectives, regarding social history, democratic government, the relationship between history and art will be examined. Focus will be placed on the ability for students to utilize investigative practices to reach conclusions about these themes. 

  • Nationalism and Industrialism
  • Imperialism and World War I
  • The Interwar Years and World War II
  • Communism and the Cold War
  • Decolonization and Independence
  • Modern Issues in a Global Society

This course will explore numerous world civilizations from the 15th through 19th centuries. Areas of focus will be Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and the Americas. Themes will include the Renaissance and Enlightenment, political and social revolution, imperialism, cultural conflict and interaction, along with technology and industrialization. In addition, students will be familiarized with global geographic concepts. 

Units:

  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Global Interaction and Conflict
  • Absolutism and Revolution
  • Nationalism and Industrialism
  • Imperialism

This course is an investigation of the world from the late 19th century until today. Areas of focus are the World Wars and their legacy, colonial independence movements and the economic and social problems of the contemporary world. Themes include nationalism and communism, modern total warfare and decolonization. Further inquiry into geographic concepts will also be made. 

Units:

  • World War I and the Interwar Years
  • World War II
  • Communism and Cold War
  • Decolonization and Independence
  • Modern Issues in a Global Society

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