SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE SELECTION 2019-2020 9TH GRADE MUST SELECT ONE Academic World History and Geography to 1500 Early Man-Renaissance Pre-AP World History and Geography to 1500 Early Man to Renaissance Preparation for AP World History 1.0 bump in GPA Student Expectations: 30-60 min homework per week Essays/Short Answer questions - ALOT of writing! Reading comprehension of an AP textbook Major projects
Google Classroom will be used to communicate with the students. 10TH GRADE MUST SELERCT ONE IF ADVANCED STUDIES Academic World History and Geography 1500Present Renaissance to Modern Day AP World History Agricultural Revolution to Modern Day Material from World History I is reviewed & mastery of that material is essential for the 1st quarter 1.0 bump in GPA Can earn up to 3 college credits based upon AP Score 11TH GRADE
MUST SELECT ONE Academic US History Native America to Modern World AP US History Dual Enrollment US History Native America to Modern World 1.0 bump in GPA Can earn up to 3 college credits based upon AP Score Native America to Modern World
1.0 bump in GPA Can receive 6 transferable college credits if you earn at least a C in the class DUAL ENROLLMENT US HISTORY STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Must be able to work independently. DEUS history covers one, 40-page chapter each week. You must construct your own reading notes. There are no worksheets in college. This course requires 1 research paper per quarter 4-5 hours per week of out-of-class to read, research, and study - Strong readers recommended (college level textbook) -Class structure is based upon interactive lectures -You can earn 6 college credits if you earn at least an unweighted C for transferable credit from NOVA. 12TH GRADE MUST SELECT ONE Academic US
Government Study the American Government system AP US and Comparative Government Dual Enrollment US Government Study the governments in China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, UK and US Can earn up to 6 college credits based upon scores on AP exams 1.0 bump in GPA Study the American
Government system Can earn 6 transferable college credits if you earn at least a C. 1.0 bump in GPA AP US & COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT Can earn up to 6 college credits based upon AP test scores First Semester-US Government Second Semester-Comparative Gov. Countries Studied: o China o Iran o Mexico o Nigeria o Russia o UK Student Expectations: Read texts approx. 40-50 pages per week Chapter Reading Quizzes
Unit Tests: Multiple Choice and Free Response Questions Format Formal Writing Assignments: Current Events (quarterly) and 1 research paper per quarter. DUAL ENROLLMENT US GOVERNMENT Each Marking Period students will be required to write a 5-page research paper (4). Testing will comprise of essays and term identification. Students will be required to participate in TWO of the We the People Congressional Simulations. This will involve 1 weekend competition usually in January. Students must maintain a C average or higher to earn college credit. Failure to do so will result in being removed from the class. ECONOMICS MUST SELECT AT LEAST ONE Academic Economics
Semester course Paired with Personal Finance AP Macroeconomics and Microeconomics Study both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics Can earn up to 6 college credits based upon score on AP exams 1.0 bump in GPA Year long course Personal Finance Module SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES OPTIONAL Academic AP Global Social Issues
Human Geography Earn up to 3 college credits based upon AP Score International Relations 1.0 bump in GPA Psychology Earn up to 3 college credits based upon AP Score World of Ideas (Philosophy)
1.0 bump in GPA AP Psychology Dual Enrollment African Studies Earn 6 transferable college credits if you get at least a C in the course 1.0 bump in GPA WORLD OF IDEASACADEMIC LEVEL SEMESTER CLASS The World of Ideas explores questions you are probably already asking yourself:
Who am I? Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? How should I live? How do we know right from wrong? What is my obligation to others? What will happen to me when I die? AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Potential to earn 3 college credits based upon AP score 1.0 bump in GPA Pairs well with AP Government Student Expectations: Participate in variety of class activities
and projects Units of Study: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives Population and Migration Formal Writing: monthly typed current events analysis Cultural Patterns and Processes Political Organization of Space Quarterly projects Agriculture, Food Production, Rural Land Use Industrialization and Economic Development Cities and Urban Land Use Unit Tests: Multiple Choice and Free Response format AP PSYCHOLOGY Potential to earn 3 college credits
based upon AP score 1.0 bump in GPA Why do human beings do what they do? Nature or nurture? Brain, biology, or culture? Learning and conditioning? Unconscious motivation? Emphasis will be on application of concepts rather than on memorization of definitions. GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES What issues most affect people in the world today?
Global warming Economic inequality Environmental devastation Discrimination Food insecurity Migration and immigration Health care Your interest in these issues drives the class. We work toward understanding these problems and evaluating different solutions.
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