• American Government is a semester course that centers around the United States Constitution.  We learn about the three branches of government, mass media in politics, and other forms of government.  Finally, we spend time on the role of the United States' citizens in perpetuating our representative democracy for future generations.

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  • Amercian History is a one year course that begins with a brief review of the American Revolution through the America Civil War.

    The course continues with the growth of industrial and urban America and concludes with changing roles of the United States in the world. 

    Some of the key events and periods covered:  World War I, The Great Depression, Progressivism and Reform, World War II, responses to genocide/Holocaust, Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, domestic policies, and the role of the U.S. as a world leader.

    Emphasis:  political, social, scientific and economic events which shaped the last half of the century. We will continue to find an understanding of our cultural diversity and its role in the economic and political processes of the United States and the World.

    Skills focused on include:  critical thinking, organizational skills, decision making, and the formation of well-supported, persuasive opinions.

     

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  • Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics aims to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact.

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  • Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. Psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion and behavior.


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