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   Product Details       Prentice Hall US History: Survey Edition: Reading and Note-Taking Study Guide with American Issues Journal (NATL)
STEM Academy High School: HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

The goals of the History and Social Science program are to develop students’ understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of today’s society and to prepare students for membership in society as intelligent decision-makers.  Students are introduced to the vital themes of history and emphasis is placed on the use of history’s habits of mind.  Students select courses according to their skills and abilities; instructional strategies are designed to maximize the strengths of each student.  Technology is used and every student has to present a project via computer.

World History Honors
5.0 Credits Full Year
Prerequisite: Faculty Recommendation
Available to grade 9

This recommended for the highly motivated student who has a keen interest in history.  The student must also demonstrate superior writing ability, language usage, and reading comprehension skills.  Through the use of varied textual readings and research, students will be introduced to the key historical developments from the Age of Global Encounters to the Modern Age.  Students will focus on themes in analyzing historical events and personalities.  These themes may include the impact of politics, ideas, economics, cultural developments, religion, technology, and the environment on world history.

World History
5.0 Credits Full Year
Prerequisite: None
Available to grade 9

The World History Studies program is designed to introduce students to historical issues from the Age of Global Encounters to the present.  This program is designed primarily for students who need further development of reading comprehension and writing skills.  The course is designed to help students improve their skill levels in order to meet the demands of further study of history.

United States History  (Honors)
5.0 Credits Full Year
Prerequisite: World History Honors or faculty recommendation
Available to grade 10

This is a challenging course designed to attract highly motivated students of history.  The program covers a broad body of information from our European roots to the 20th Century and is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement test in history.  Students will have extensive experience in analyzing documents and answering document based essay questions.  Sophisticated reading assignments, writing, assignments, and a research paper are requirements of this course.  All papers located in the digital portfolio.  Both a thematic and chronological approach are utilized, with emphasis placed on the development of the political, economic, cultural, and social changes that took place in American history.

United States History
5.0 Credits Full Year
Prerequisite: World History
Available to grades 10

This course will impart students with knowledge of how events from the past shape the present.  The content of the course spans from the meeting of three worlds to the turn of the 20th Century.  Both a thematic and chronological approach are utilized, with emphasis placed on the development of understanding of the political, economic, cultural, and social changes that took place.  Activities include in the program are designed to bring the contemporary scene into focus.  Students utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to develop writing, thinking, and research skills necessary in both advanced education and effective citizenship.  Students are assisted in their growth in reading and study skills to assure understanding of the materials.

THE FUTURE

As High School juniors, students will be able to take United States History II Advanced Placement. This program gives students the opportunity to earn college credits. 
Seniors will be given a variety of electives in the Social Sciences such as law, economics, psychology and more. Our aim is to prepare our students for college by giving them a rigorous and challenging program in the Social Sciences. More information will follow as new classes are developed.

 

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