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Social Science

World History 10th Grade

This is a general survey course that covers the history and geography of the world from ancient civilization to the present, with an emphasis upon contemporary history since the Age of Reason. A primary objective of the course is to help students understand man's past as it relates to today's problems. Students are required to read the appropriate chapter the night before it is covered in class. This will help students to identify areas of confusion so the teacher can clarify in class during lecture. Text: World History Modern Times- California Edition (Glencoe)

U.S. History 11th Grade

This course is a general survey course that covers the political, economic, and social history of the United States from the period of discovery to the present. Emphasis is placed upon American institutions, ideals, and politics of the 20th Century. Students are required to read the appropriate chapter the night before it is covered in class. This will help students to identify areas of confusion so the teacher can clarify in class during lecture. Text: American Odyssey the United States in the 20th Century (Glencoe)

American Government 12th Grade

This course covers American government, emphasizing principles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, as well as the principles of state and local government. Some California government is also included. Students are required to read the appropriate chapter the night before it is covered in class. This will help students to identify areas of confusion so the teacher can clarify in class during lecture.

Text: United States Government Democracy in Action (Glencoe)

Economics 12th Grade

This course is an introduction to the principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of economic policy. It provides students with a body of concepts and economic theory so that they can make independent, well-considered judgments on important problems and public policy issues. Students are required to read the appropriate chapter the night before it is covered in class. This will help students to identify areas of confusion so the teacher can clarify in class during lecture. For outside hours, students will also be required to complete a three page profile report about a foreign country including but not limited to its type of economic system, major imports and exports, and other vital economic statistics. Text: Economics Today and Tomorrow (Glencoe)