Social Studies

Course Descriptions

Civics & Economics

This course is designed to give students an overview of government, economics, and geography at the local, state, national, and global level. Emphasis is placed on the three branches of government, checks and balances, political parties, and historical documents. The relationship of the government and the economy is examined as well. Current events are emphasized in order to reinforce the content of the course. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on SOL Tests required by the State Assessment Program

Advanced Civics & Economics

The course is designed to give students an overview of government, economics, and geography at the local, state, national, and global level. Emphasis is placed on the three branches of government, checks and balances, political parties, and historical documents. The relationship of the government and the economy is examined as well. Current events are emphasized in order to reinforce the content of the course. In this course more emphasis will be placed on independent research and the development of individual political philosophies. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on SOL Tests required by the State Assessment Program.

World History I

This course traces the historical and geographical development of man and his world from the earliest human beginnings to the emergence of the modern world. This course has an SOL.

Honors World History I

Advanced students will study the history of the world from the earliest beginnings of man through the onset of Industrialization. Concentration is on the geographical, economic, political, and social factors that have impacted global development. There is a heavy emphasis on the development of higher-level thinking and writing skills. This course has an SOL.