Welcome to the Social Studies Department

Staff
Sara Boyer - US History, US History Honor, Florida History
Joanna Colvin  (Dept Head)-  American Government, Law Studies, American Government Honors
Michael Gauger - US History, World History, Economics
Grady Guess - World History
Kristi Keith - US History, US History Honors
Sharon Odiorne - Economics, American Government, Sociology
William Pafford - World History, Economics
Marisabelle Rodriguez -US History, US History Honors, AP US History
David Seitz - Psychology, AP Psychology, World History, World History Honors
James Vernon - Holocaust History
Timothy Wheeler - World History
Shelby Worrell - World History Honors,AP World History
Courses

World History - CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 10

A multi-dimensional survey of World History concepts in the areas of geography, economics, religion, government, technology, and social issues from the pre-historic period through World War II. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of a credit in World History Honors or AP World History.

World History Honors - CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 10

This course covers world history from the pre-historic period through World War II. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of a credit in World History or AP World History. Prerequisite : "B" in English I or "C" in English I Honors.

AP World History - CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 10

This course explores 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. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of a credit in World History or World History Honors. Prerequisite: Application & committee approval required.

American History - CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 11

This course is the study of the economic, geographical, political, and social development of the American nation. Earning credit in this course precludes the earning of credit in American History Honors.

American History Honors -CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 11

This course is an in-depth, analytical study of the economic, geographical, political, and social development of the American nation. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of credit in American History. Prerequisite: "B" or better in World History or "C" or better in World History Honors or AP World History.

AP U.S. History - CREDIT: 1.0 GRADE: 11

This course explores the development of the U.S. by examining connections to the past to prepare for the future. 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. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of credit in American History. Application & committee approval required.

American Government - CREDIT: .5 GRADE: 12

The content of this course includes a view of Anglo-American political history and thought, the Constitution, the branches of government, political parties and politics, domestic and foreign policy, and the rights and responsibilities of the people. Earning a credit in this course precludes earning a credit in American Government Honors or AP American Government.

American Government Honors (2106320) CREDIT: .5 GRADE: 12

This course gives students an opportunity to learn about the American government and the political process. It includes an overview of: American political history and thought, the Constitution, the branches of government, political parties and politics, domestic and foreign policy, and the rights and responsibilities of the people. Earning a credit in this precludes earning a credit in American Government or AP American Government. Prerequisite: "B" or better in American History or a "C" or better in American History Honors or AP U.S. History.

AP U.S. Government and Politics - CREDIT: .5 GRADE: 12

This course examines politics and government in the United States. General concepts used to interpret American politics and analyze specific case studies are presented along with the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute the American political perspective. Earning a credit in this course precludes earning a credit in American Government or American Government Honors. Application & committee approval required.

Economics - CREDIT: .5 GRADE: 12

The content includes the study of the way in which society organizes its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants, the similarities and differences of economic systems, and the use of economic reasoning in reaching decisions. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of a credit in Economics Honors.

Economics Honors - CREDIT: .5 GRADE: 12

The content includes economics theories and principles which students apply in learning to understand how different societies organize and utilize limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants. Earning a credit in this course precludes the earning of a credit in Economics. Prerequisite: "B" or better in American History or "C" or better in American History Honors or AP U.S. History.