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IB HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) history course is a world history course based on a comparative and multiperspective approach to history. It involves the study of a variety of types of history, including political, economic, social and cultural, and provides a balance of structure and flexibility. The course emphasizes the importance of encouraging students to think historically and to develop historical skills as well as gaining factual knowledge. It puts a premium on developing the skills of critical thinking, and on developing an understanding of multiple interpretations of history. In this way, the course involves a challenging and demanding critical exploration of the past.


SOCIAL STUDIES

UNITED STATES HISTORY 21003100 1 Credit

The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of United States history from Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history.

UNITED STATES HISTORY HONORS 21003200 1 Credit The purpose of American History Honors is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of United States history from Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. Students develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY 21003300 1 Credit

This course reflects the content of an introductory college course in U.S. history. It provides students with the opportunity to develop analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and materials in U.S. history by assessing historical resources and weighing the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.

ECONOMICS WITH FINANCIAL LITERACY 21023355 .5 Credit The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.


ECONOMICS WITH FINANCIAL LITERACY HONORS 21023455 .5 Credit

The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle. Scaffolded learning opportunities for students include developing the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.

GLOBAL STUDIES 21043200 1 Credit Global Studies provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet responsibilities as citizens of their community, state and nation and prepares them to live in an increasingly interdependent and complex global society.


PHILOSOPHY 21053405 .5 Credit The grade 9-12

Philosophy course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the fundamental questions pertinent to all areas of human activity and inquiries. Content should include, but is not limited to, an introduction to classical and modern philosophies, the fundamental principles of philosophical thought, such as semantics, logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, and social, political and religious philosophies

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 21063105 .5 Credit The primary content for the course pertains to the study of government institutions and political processes and their historical impact on American society. Content includes the functions and purpose of government, the function of the state, the constitutional framework, federalism, separation of powers, functions of the three branches of government at the local, state and national level, and the political decision-making process.


UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HONORS 21063205 .5 Credit

The primary content for the course pertains to the study of government institutions and political processes and their historical impact on American society. Content includes the functions and purpose of government, the function of the state, the constitutional framework, federalism, separation of powers, functions of the three branches of government at the local, state and national level, and the political decision-making process. This course offers scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting

PSYCHOLOGY 1 21073005 .5 Credit

The purpose of these courses is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of human behavior, behavioral interaction, and the progressive development of individuals. Topics will include an overview of the theories and methods of study employed by psychologists, memory and cognition, human growth and development, personality, abnormal behavior, psychological therapies, stress/coping strategies, and mental health.

PSYCHOLOGY 2 21073105 .5 Credit

Through the study of psychology, students acquire an understanding of and an appreciation for human behavior, behavior interaction, and the progressive development of individuals. The content examined in this second introductory course includes statistical research, psychobiology, motivation and emotion, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, psychological testing, and social psychology.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY 21073500 1 Credit

Through the study of psychology, students acquire an understanding of and an appreciation for human behavior, behavioral interaction, and the progressive development of individuals. This will better prepare them to understand their own behavior and the behavior of others.

SOCIOLOGY 21083005 .5 Credit

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals for a greater awareness of the beliefs, values and behavior patterns of others.

WORLD HISTORY 21093100 1 Credit

This course is a continued in-depth study of the history of civilizations and societies from the middle school course, and includes the history of civilizations and societies of North and South America. Students will be exposed to historical periods leading to the beginning of the 21st Century.

WORLD HISTORY HONORS 21093200 1 Credit

This course is a continued in-depth study of the history of civilizations and societies from the middle school course, and includes the history of civilizations and societies of North and South America. Students will be exposed to historical periods leading to the beginning of the 21st Century. This course offers scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY 21094200 1 Credit

Students understand the development of Europe within the context of history by examining connections to the past in order to prepare for the future as participating members of a global community. Students use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social and employment settings.
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