Geography 6: The study of the patterns and interactions of countries in the Western Hemisphere. Students will determine information about people, places, and environment through the use and construction of geography tools. From an understanding of the physical and human characteristics of places, students will study the effects of the interaction between human and physical systems. With an emphasis on resource distribution and use, they will determine how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation, and conflict. This course builds a secondary-level foundation of global awareness, economic literacy, and civic literacy in order to address complex global issues. The 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and cross-cultural understanding will be emphasized.
World Geography 7 (meets every other day): Teaches students how to organize and to analyze information about several world cultures. Content emphasizes both physical geography skills and knowledge of the cultural components of each area studied. Specific cultures from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America will be investigated.
United States History: An overview of United States history with a strong emphasis on civics, economics and civil rights. The four major focus areas include Exploration and settlement, Development of Constitutional America, The Expanding Nation - economic growth and development of the U.S., and Civil War/Reconstruction.
Pre-AP United States History: Based upon the same curriculum and standards as United States History, but is designed to emphasize the skills and habits of mind that will be needed to take Advanced Placement courses and the Advanced Placement exam in high school. The course teaches students how to organize and to analyze historical information. It requires extensive reading, writing, research and participation. The content includes the following units: Exploration and settlement, Development of Constitutional America, The Expanding Nation, and Civil War/Reconstruction.