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United States History

This course builds upon the student’s knowledge of U.S. History.  Emphasis is placed on the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of the American way of life since the Civil War.  Students learn to draw relationships between the past and today’s events. This course is required for juniors.

AP World History

Prerequisite:  B- average in previous Honors English course or an A- average in previous A+ English course.  

World History: Modern, Advanced Placement is a course that provides students with the content established by the College Board. The course will have a chronological frame from the periods 8000 B.C.E. to the present. AP World History: Modern focuses on five overarching themes: Interaction between Humans and the Environment, Development, and Interaction of Cultures, State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict, Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems, Development, and Transformation of Social Structures.  Students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP World History: Modern Exam.

World History and Civilization

This course covers the political, social and economic progress of world civilizations.  By comparing present problems with similar situations of the past, students gain a better understanding of the problems facing the world today.  Students are expected to practice skills and processes of historical thinking and inquiry that involve chronological thinking, comprehension, analysis and interpretation, research, issues-analysis, and decision-making.  They are expected to compare and contrast events and developments involving diverse peoples and civilizations in different regions of the world. Students are expected to examine examples of continuity and change, universality and particularity, and unity and diversity among various peoples and cultures from the past to the present.  Finally, students are expected to apply content knowledge to the practice of thinking and inquiry skills processes.

Geography and History of the World

This course is designed to enable students to use geography to deepen their understanding of major global themes that have taken place in history.  Students will use the skills of the historian and the geographer to explore these global themes primarily in the period beginning in 1400 C.E. Students will be required to analyze, evaluate, and make predictions about major global developments.  This course is designed to nurture perceptive, responsible citizenship, encourage and support the development of critical thinking skills and lifelong learning, and to help prepare Indiana students for employment in the 21st Century.


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