• AMERICAN STUDIES 1

    Course # 22270

    Full Year

    1/2 Credit US History and 1/2 Credit Civics and Government

    Foundations

    Available to Grade 10

    This year long course examines the major people, events and trends in United States history from the Constitutional Convention through the First World War. Course objectives will include the concept of a growing democratic society along with its developing culture, American society’s intellectual and artistic expression, political structures and the nation’s increasing role in the world’s global community. This course embeds the main concepts and objectives of civics and government, including the responsibilities of American citizenship, overviews of federal, state and local governments, the political process, role of law and the importance of civic participation. Students will engage and participate in a wide range of formative, summative and performance-based assessments and activities designed to provide research opportunities to demonstrate skills in the social studies competency areas of comprehension, analysis, evaluation and research.

    Note: The remaining half credit of the United States History requirement will be earned with American Studies 2 or a similar course offering which satisfies its curricular requirements.

     

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of World Studies

     

     

    AMERICAN STUDIES 1

    Course # 22271

    Full Year

    1/2 Credit US History and 1/2 Credit Civics and Government

    Available to Grade 10

    This year long course examines the major people, events and trends in United States history from the Constitutional Convention through the First World War. Course objectives will include the concept of a growing democratic society along with its developing culture, American society’s intellectual and artistic expression, political structures and the nation’s increasing role in the world’s global community. This course embeds the main concepts and objectives of civics and government, including the responsibilities of American citizenship, overviews of federal, state and local governments, the political process, role of law and the importance of civic participation. Students will engage and participate in a wide range of formative, summative and performance-based assessments and activities designed to provide research opportunities to demonstrate skills in the social studies competency areas of comprehension, analysis, evaluation and research, including writing, the application of technology, use of primary documents, class discussion and student presentations.

    Note: The remaining half credit of the United States History requirement will be earned with American Studies 2 or a similar course offering which satisfies its curricular requirements.

     

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of World Studies

     

     

    AMERICAN STUDIES 1 

    Course # 22272

    Full Year

    1/2 Credit US History and 1/2 Credit Civics and Government

    Honors

    Available to Grade 10

    This year long course examines the major people, events and trends in United States history from the Constitutional Convention through the First World War. Course objectives will include the concept of a growing democratic society along with its developing culture, American society’s intellectual and artistic expression, political structures and the nation’s increasing role in the world’s global community. This course embeds the main concepts and objectives of civics and government, including the responsibilities of American citizenship, overviews of federal, state and local governments, the political process, role of law and the importance of civic participation. Students will engage and participate in a wide range of formative, summative and performance-based assessments and activities designed to provide research opportunities to demonstrate skills in the social studies competency areas of comprehension, analysis, evaluation and research, including writing, the application of technology, use of primary documents, class discussion and student presentations. The goal of this Honors course is to develop students’ advanced thinking, reading, speaking and written expression. Students will be expected to engage in activities designed to develop an understanding of complex issues, concepts through both written and visual components of reinforcement. This course requires a summer project.

    Note: The remaining half credit of the United States History requirement will be earned with American Studies 2 or a similar course offering which satisfies its curricular requirements.

     

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of World Studies