A one-semester course. Economics focuses on basic economic principles, the American business structure, economic performance, gross national product and fiscal policy, banking and monetary policy. Economic problems in the US and overseas and personal economics are also stressed. The course emphasizes the active role of the individual and provides practical strategies for students to use in making personal economic decisions.
Students in grade twelve pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state and local governments, with particular attention paid to important historical documents such as the Federalist Papers. These standards represent the culmination of civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities, and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.
Designed for general-level and college-level preparatory students. In this one-term course students examine major turning points and the cause-and-effect flow of the forces that have shaped the modern world. Curricular units are based on state standards and include The Development of Modern Political Thought, The Age of Revolutions, The Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, the Causes and Effects of World War I, The Rise of Totalitarianism, The Causes and Effects of World War II, The Cold War, Nation-Building and Global Developments in the Modern World.
Designed for general-level and college-level preparatory students. In this one-term course students examine major turning points and the cause-and-effect flow of the forces that have shaped the United States in the 20th century. Curricular units are thematically and chronologically based on state standards and include The Foundation of the American Nation (review unit), Industrialization and Immigration, Religion’s Role in America, America’s Rise to World Power, The 1920s, The Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, Domestic changes in Postwar America, Foreign Policy in the Cold War, The Civil Rights Movement, and Contemporary American Society.