Modern World History, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
This course is a survey of modern world history from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. Various cultures and periods are selected for a somewhat more extended study. Topics to be taught will include culture, religion, trade policy, philosophy and government comparisons of Modern Europe as it interacted with Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Students are expected to be independent thinkers and demonstrate good research and writing skills. Skills and strategies will be utilized to examine global issues by the end of the course of study.
United States History I, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
United States History I is a required course for all students. Using a chronological approach, content -based, collabroative strategies and different technologies will guide students from the early English settlements, through the American Revolution, the Antebellum period, Jacksonian Age, Civil War and Age of Industrialization, the Progressive Era to America becoming a world power during World War I, ending with the Roaring 20's. Students will be made aware of our pluralistic society and of contributions of individuals and groups to our American Heritage. Students are expected to be independent thinkers and demonstrate good research and writing skills. Civics will be emphasized as the founding documents will be studied and applied during our country's first 150 years.
AP United States History II, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
Prerequisite: United States History I
United States History II is a required course for all students. This course will continue the skills established and advanced in U.S. History I Honors beginning with the study of the Great Depression and World War II to the end of the Cold War to the early 21st century. Economic, political and social forces, which have shaped national politics and policies, will be studied. Multi-ethnic groups and individuals and their impact in the modern civil rights movement of the United States will be highlighted. Students are expected to be independent thinkers and demonstrate good research and writing skills. Civics will continue to be emphasized with Supreme Court cases from 1960's to the current day.