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U.S. History: The content of this course will focus on examining the major turning points that shaped the modern United States, from 1900 to the present. You will be viewing and interpreting periods in United States history from various perspectives, including historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural. Together, these perspectives will help you to understand how the past has led to our present. and to appreciate your role in shaping our futures.  To access the text and other resources online please go to

Modern World History: This is a required modern world history course that will span two semesters. We will take an in-depth look at major world problems and conflicts, people and events, which have importance in helping us, understand contemporary issues, and major accomplishments of the past that influence and affect us today. This class will also place emphasis on geography and its effect on historical events. The students will be required to think critically and analytically by expressing their thoughts verbally and through various writing assignments. Students are encouraged to take this opportunity to think and draw conclusions utilizing the facts provided by the teacher to discover their own intellect and understandings of the world around them. Tolerance of others’ ideas and perceptions will be strictly adhered. To access the text and other resources online please go to

 Adanced Placement United States History:AP United States History is a two-semester course that offers an issue-oriented approach in the study of the people of the United States and their history. Major themes and traditions that make America exceptional will be explored in detail. The course is designed to acquaint students with core characteristics and values found throughout the history of the United States and its people. An analysis of those events and significant individuals will be done on a continuous basis.  In addition, the course goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for passing the AP Exam in May 2008 as well as a preparation for a future college course experience.To access the text and other resources online please go to

 Careers With Children:  The purpose of this course is to allow students to examine closely and experience a variety of careers involving children, adolescents and education. The curriculum will include theories of learning and intelligence, career opportunities, and education and employment literacy. This class will benefit students interested in becoming teachers, day care directors, child psychologists, social workers, counselors, or any other child-related career.  This course will equip students for employment and advanced education in careers requiring high levels of interaction with children. Students will study child development as well as teaching and learning theory and apply what they learn through "hands on" experience. They will learn to plan and implement curriculum, use positive discipline, and work with children in a wide variety of areas.


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