• High School Social Studies Course Offerings


     
    College Prep United States History II

     

    Prerequisite: None 

    Credit: 1.0 

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: Grade 9

     

    CP United States History II is a year long,comprehensive study of the development of social, political, economic, demographic, and cultural continuities of the United States from 1890 to the present. The evolution of America's society will be reviewed. Additionally, the survey course focuses on the people, ideas, and events that have helped shape modern America. In addition to learning the skills used by the historian, the student is taught to view our nation's history as a continuous process of change and growth.

     

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    Virtual College Prep United States History II

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: Grade 9

     

    CP Virtual United States History II is an online course that follows the same curriculum scope and sequence as CP US History II; however, instruction will be entirely self-driven with the teacher serving as a facilitator to assist students in their self-discovery. The teacher will post assignment and activities designed to guide and challenge students during their self-inquiry. Students may occasionally meet with the classroom teacher however, the majority of the study will be self-guided. Students should be self-motivated and are required to have out-of-school access to the internet.

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    Advanced Placement United States History

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0 

    Length: Full Year  

    Grade Level: 9 and Elective 

     

    Taught on the college level, AP United States History follows the prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum. This course will focus on selected topics critical to the understanding of the formation and development of the nation. The course will also prepare students for the study of history on the college level by developing writing, research, and examination skills required by typical college courses. Students are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP exam.  The completion of a summer reading list and accompanying assignments may be required throughout the summer.

     

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    College Prep America and the World

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0 

    Length: Full Year  

    Grade Level: 10 

     

    CP America & the World will require students to develop a detailed understanding of how the United States interacts with other nations. Topics included in the course will consist of (but not be limited to) US foreign policy, international politics, cultural studies, and comparative religions. Areas to be studied will change according to current world conditions; however a detailed examination of theMiddle East, China, and India will regularly take place.

     

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    Virtual College Prep America and the World 

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 10 

     

    CP Virtual America & the World is an online course that follows the same curriculum scope and sequence as CP America & the World; however, instruction will be entirely self-driven with the teacher serving as a facilitator to assist students in their self-discovery. The teacher will post assignment and activities designed to guide and challenge students during their self-inquiry. Students may occasionally meet with the classroom teacher however; the majority of the study will be self-guided. Students should be self-motivated and are required to have out-of-school access to the internet.

     

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    Advanced Placement World History

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 10 and 11 & 12 Elective 

     

    Taught on the college level, AP World History follows the prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum. The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and skills in analyzing types of historical evidence. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms an organizing principle to address change and continuity throughout the course.  Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. The completion of a summer reading list and accompanying assignments may be required throughout the summer.

     

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    College Prep Civics

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 11

     

    CP Civics will offer students a strong introduction to government, citizenship, and the American economic and legal systems. Major units of study that are addressed during CP Civics include - the foundations of political and economic democracy, citizen interaction in the economy, citizen rights and responsibilities, government and citizen interaction on local, state, and national issues, global interdependence, and citizen influence of public policy.  CP Civics is a preparatory course for the Pennsylvania Keystone Civics Exam.

     

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    Virtual College Prep Civics

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year 

    Grade Level: 11

     

    CP Virtual Civics is an online course that follows the same curriculum scope and sequence as CP Civics; however, instruction will be entirely self-driven with the teacher serving as a facilitator to assist students in their self-discovery. The teacher will post assignment and activities designed to guide and challenge students during their self-inquiry. Students may occasionally meet with the classroom teacher however; the majority of the study will be self-guided. Students should be self-motivated and are required to have out-of-school access to the internet.

     

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    Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 11 & 12 Elective

     

    Taught on the college level, AP US Government and Politics follows a prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum. Students will study the principles of the United States government and politics. It places primary emphasis on the study of government institutions, linking citizens to government, and general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics. Students will study political parties, interest groups, public policy, and civil rights. They are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP exams. The completion of a summer work is required throughout the summer.

     

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    Advanced Placement Microeconomics

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0  

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

     

    Taught on the college level, AP Microeconomics follows a prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum.  Students will study the principles of micro-economics. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP exams.The completion of a summer work may be required throughout the summer.

     

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    Advanced Placement Psychology

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

     

    Advanced Placement Psychology follows the prescribed AP curriculum. Students will study psychology from a historical as well as scientific perspective. They are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP examination. Students will participate in sheep brain and eye dissections. The completion of a summer reading list and accompanying assignments may be required throughout the summer.

     

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    Advanced Placement European History

     

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

     

    Taught on the college level, AP European History follows the prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum. This course uses a multi-discipline approach to examine the period from the Renaissance to the modern era. Students are introduced to principles of research, historical study, and historical writing. The course is recommended to students who are considering college studies in history, pre-law, political science, or related fields. Students are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP exam. The completion of a summer reading list and accompanying assignments may be required throughout the summer.

     

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    Advanced Placement Human Geography

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

    Taught on the college level, AP Human Geography follows the prescribed Advanced Placement curriculum. This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences.  They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.  The completion of a summer reading list and accompanying assignments may be required throughout the summer.


     

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    College Prep Contemporary Issues A

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester [Students may select CI A & B to complete their mandatory 1.0 credit.]

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

     

    Students engage in an analysis of the issues, events, personalities, and places that comprise the current state of local, national, and global political, economic, and social developments. In this course the student will explore the cause-and-effect relationship of the events of our time and evaluate their possible impact on the future. Classroom activities include team competition for the “Voguit Cup”, participation in a survivor series debate tournament, and other interactive activities.

     

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    College Prep Contemporary Issues B

     

    Prerequisite: None  

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester [Students may select CI A & B to complete their mandatory 1.0 credit.]

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

     

    Students engage in an analysis of the issues, events, personalities, and places that comprise the current state of local, national, and global political, economic, and social developments. In this course the student will explore the cause-and-effect relationship of the events of our time and evaluate their possible impact on the future. Classroom activities include team competition for the “Voguit Cup”, participation in a survivor series debate tournament, and other interactive activities.

     

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    College Prep US Combat I

     

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5  

    Length: 1 Semester

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

     

    CP US Combat I takes you from the top San Juan Hill to the bottom of the Trenches of the Western Front, from the brashness of Teddy Roosevelt to the reserve of Woodrow Wilson. See how the U.S.A. began what is now called “The American Century.” U.S.A. COMBAT I features the battles against the Spanish Empire the mosquito and yellow fever, to battles against the Kaiser, the mud, and the Cootie. “Remember the Maine” to “Rock of the Marne,” this course is supplemented with the use of historic period artifacts, primary sources, and popular culture video and audio. (This course can be taken individually and does not need to be in sequence.)

     

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    College Prep US Combat II

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester 

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

     

    CP US Combat II exams the history of the American combat experience during 1941-1945, and is supplemented with the use of historic period artifacts, primary sources, and popular culture video and audio. It covers the war against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Information is presented from the point-of-view of the WWII combat soldier, marine, airman, and sailor. U.S.A COMBAT II explores all the major ground, air, and sea weapons and battles involving U.S. forces. Major components of the class are the actual stories of real regular American citizens, turned soldiers and marines, fighting Germans and Japanese, and enduring extreme hardships. (This course can be taken individually and does not need to be in sequence.)

     

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    College Prep US Combat III

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester

    Grade Level: 12 & 11 Elective

     

    CP US Combat III exams the history of the Cold War and the “hot” proxy wars fought in Korea and Vietnam resulting in over 100,000 U.S. killed. The Cold War was a protracted period of nuclear tension that began in the final days of WWII (1945) and ended with the fall of the Soviet Union (1991). In U.S.A. COMBAT III explore how WWII allies became Post-War enemies, the battles of Korea and Vietnam, how the “BOMB” scared people in America every day, and how the “Evil Empire” was brought down by a “Cowboy President” who stuck to his guns and bluffed his way to victory. This course is supplemented with the use of historic period artifacts, primary sources, and popular culture video and audio. (This course can be taken individually and does not need to be in sequence.)

     

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    College Prep Psychology

     
    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

     

    CP Psychology is for college bound seniors who are interested in an introduction to psychology.CP Psychology will incorporate multiple hands on projects, essays, discussions and tests.  Students will examine the history of psychology as well as fundamental principles that underlie the discipline; such as development, memory, learning, personality and psychological disorders.

     

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    College Prep Sociology

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

     

    CP Sociology is for college bound seniors who are interested in an introduction to sociology. CP Sociology will incorporate hands on projects, discussions, and tests. Students will survey the history of sociology as well as fundamental principles that underlie the discipline; such as culture, social structure, group behavior, socialization, family dynamics, gender and race.

     

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    College Prep Nazi Germany and the Holocaust 

    Prerequisite: None

    Grade Level: 12 Elective

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester

     

    CP Nazi Germany is designed to examine the rise, reign, and ultimate collapse of Hitler and the Nazi party throughout Germany. While many content areas will be examined, special emphasis will be placed on Hitler’s social agenda resulting in the Jewish Holocaust.

     

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    College Prep East Asian: Culture and History 

    Prerequisite: None

    Grade Level: 12 - 10  Elective 

    Credit: 0.5

    Length: 1 Semester

     

    CP East Asian: Culture & History examines the history, culture, politics, economics, pop culture, and current events of East Asia. Because of the emergence of China, Korea, and Japan as major players in world politics and economics, students will develop a broader knowledge of this region.

     

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    College Prep Virtual Crime and Justice 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 12 Elective
    Credit: 0.5
    Length: 1 Semester
     
    Virtual Crime and Justice will allow students to investigate how crime, disorder, and justice are applied at different levels of society.  The implications of civil liberties to changing global and economic trends will also be addressed.


     
    College Prep Virtual Roman Civilization 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 12 Elective
    Credit: 0.5
    Length: 1 Semester
     
    Virtual Roman Civilization will allow students to investigate the political and social fabric of Roman civilization and impact on the historical development of the region.  Major trends in religion, social life, economics, and politics will be addressed. 
     

     

     

     
     

    Middle School Social Studies Course Offerings

    Global Studies I 

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Length: Full Year
    Grade Level: Grade 6
     
    Global Studies I consists of selected topics involving the earth's natural environment and mankind's relationship to it, as well as the geography of nations in the Western Hemisphere.  It is a geography program that introduces the students to the physical and human world around them.The first semester deals primarily with the development and reinforcement of skills and global issues.  The second semester includes a comprehensive study of the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of North and South America. 

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    Global Studies II 

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Length: Full Year
    Grade Level: Grade 7

    This course examines the historical, political, economic and physical aspects of countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.  Topics such as understanding how people interact with their environment, the vast history of Europe, North Africa and Asia, and modern day current events such as the Middle East conflict and the economic emergence of China.

     

    United States History I 

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Length: Full Year
    Grade Level: Grade 8

    United States History I is a comprehensive study of the origins and development of the American culture from the earliest English settlements during Colonization to Reconstruction.  The course focuses on the people, ideas, and events that have shaped the nation.  In addition to learning the skills used by the historian, the student is taught to view our nation's history as a continuous process of growth and change.

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