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SOCIAL STUDIES

State requirements in Social Studies will be met through an inter-disciplinary, multi-level curriculum that focuses on conceptual development and a reinforcement of the five Social Studies Learning Standards that have been established by the state Education Department. These standards include History of the United States and New York, World History, Geography, Economics and Civics, Citizenship, and Government. Particular emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and responsible decision-making. A wide variety of innovative and exciting learning methods will be used.

Global History and Geography I (Regents & Honors)

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: Social Studies 8 or equivalent. Study of World History and Geography from the beginning of recorded time up through the Age of Absolute Monarchs. All areas of the world will be studied at the same time during a particular time period. There is an in-depth study of world cultures along with an emphasis on writing and the development of concepts. The Honors level is taught at greater depth and with more emphasis on research and advanced study. Citywide examination. 1 credit.

Global History and Geography II (Regents & Honors)

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography I. Study of World History and Geography from the era of the absolute monarchs up to the present day. All areas of the world will be studied at the same time during a particular time period. There is an in-depth study of world cultures along with an emphasis on writing the development of concepts. The Honors level is taught in greater depth and with more emphasis on research and advanced study. The students will take the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography. This exam covers the curriculum from both the Global History and Geography I and the Global History and Geography II courses. 1 credit.

U.S. History and Government (Regents & Honors)

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography I and II. This course involves an in-depth 10-week study of American Government along with chronological study of American history, beginning in 1865. The Honors level is taught at greater depth and with more emphasis on research and advanced study. The students will take the Regents Examination in U.S. History and Government. 1 credit.

Advanced Placement European History (College Level)

Grade Level: 10, 11, and 12

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography IH or Global History and Geography I, if teacher recommended. A college level survey course in European History that covers major issues since the era of Ancient Greece. College credit may be granted to those who pass the final examination, which is administered and graded by the Advanced Placement Division of the Educational Testing Service. Those students who have not taken the Global History and Geography Regents will take that exam as well. If they score 85 or better on that exam, they will receive credit for the Global History and Geography II course as well as the Advanced Placement European History Course. 1 or 2 credits, depending on the studentís Regentís exam results.

Advanced Placement American History (College Level)

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography IH and IIH or Global History and Geography I and II, if teacher strongly recommends it. A college level survey course in American History that covers the time frame from approximately 1750 to the present. College credit may be granted to those who pass the final examination, which is administered and graded by the Advanced Placement Division of the Educational Testing Service. Those students who have not taken the U.S. History and Government Regents will take that exam, as well. If they score 85 or better on that exam, they will receive credit for the U.S. History and Government course, as well as the Advanced Placement American History course. 1 or 2 credits depending on the studentís Regents exam results.

Basic Economics/Participation in Government (Local)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Global History and Geography I, II and U.S. History and Government. This course is divided into two semesters. The first semester focuses on an introduction to the basic concepts and themes of economics including determination of prices, demand, supply, business organization, and the governmentís role in the economic system. The second semester is the study of the relationship between the individual and the government. A major goal is to increase the studentís perception of the basic duties and responsibilities of the individual in the American Society and participation in government. 1 credit.

Social Studies Independent Study (Regents)

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to enable the individual student to study in an area of Social Studies that is of particular interest and relevance to him or her. The course is offered on a semester basis. The teacher will serve as a guide and resource person. .5 credits per semester.

 

 

 

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