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Social Studies Department

Cartwright, Matt
teacher
Castellanos, Felipe
Teacher
Crosby, Gordon
Teacher
Gordon, Michael
Social Science Teacher, Media Communications Academy, Broadcast Journalism
Grier, Charles
Teacher
Knoop, Laura
Teacher

Social Science Courses

SOCIAL SCIENCE SEQUENCE OF COURSES

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

No Social Science

Courses

World History CP

US History CP or

US History AP

Government CP or

Government AP

And Economics

World History
Grade:  10                  1 Year  Course #5141 – Credits: 10 Social Scienc
e

 
United States
History
Grade:  11                  1 Year  Course #5152 – Credits: 10 Social Science

 
United States
History APTM
Grade:  11                  1 Year  Course #5155 – Credits: 10 Social Scienc
e
Prerequisite:  Grades B or better in World History and recommendation of World History teacher.  Final acceptance to this course is dependent upon review of the student’s academic record by the Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher.
Description: 
 Students enrolled in this class are expected to take the AP exam.

 
United States Government
Grade:  12                  1 Semester          Course #5162 – Credits: 5 Social Science

 
United States
Government APTM
Grade:  12      1 Semester (Fall Semester Only)  Course #5164 – Credits:  5 Social Science

Prerequisite:  Grade of B or better in US History and recommendation of US History teacher.  Final acceptance to this course is dependent upon review of the student’s academic record by the Advanced Placement U.S. Government teacher.
Description: 
Students enrolled in this class are expected to take the AP exam.

 
Economics
Grade:  12                  1 Semester          Course #5174 – Credits:  5 Social Science

 
Psychology 1
Grades:  11-12             1 Semester       Course #5086 – Credits:  5 Elective

Description: 
The student studies how personality is developed, why we behave the way we do, hypnosis, better ways of learning, and psychological testing.  The course is taught using small group discussions, films and practical experiences.

 
Psychology 2
Grades:  10-12          1 Semester          Course #5087 – Credits: 5 Elective

Prerequisite:  Psychology 1 and approval of teacher.
Description: 
Some topics covered in this course are: how to deal with our emotions, how to become motivated to lead successful lives, how to deal with frustration and conflict.  This course is taught using small group discussions, films, field trips, practical experiences, and guest speakers.