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SOCIAL STUDIES

CASA requires students to have 3 credits of Social Studies for graduation. Social Studies courses are offered both live-taught and online. 

LIVE-TAUGHT SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT

Course Overview: This social studies class will focus on U.S. Government and provide students with the opportunity to learn about the government of the United States at the federal, state, and local levels. Students will explore the purpose of government and will examine how various governments meet the needs of the people. Students will examine the duties, responsibilities, and individual roles of citizens in a democracy, as well as prepare them to become contributing members of American society. This course is offered to students in grades 9, 10, and/or 11.

Units of Study:

  • Foundations of American Government

  • The Constitution

  • The Legislative Branch

  • The Executive Branch

  • The Judicial Branch

  • Liberty and Justice for All

  • Politics, Policies, and Economics

  • Cumulative Project and Citizenship Exam

 

WORLD HISTORY

 

Course Overview:  World History is a survey course that examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. You will learn about the geography, societies, economies, governments, cultures, and interactions of various civilizations throughout world history. The class is taught from a conceptual framework and will use primary and secondary sources in order to help students acquire an informed perspective. This course is offered to students in grades 10, 11, and/or 12.

 

Units of Study:

  • Foundations: Early Humans, Cities, Societies, and Empires

  • The Middle Ages, 500-1450

  • The First Global Age, 1450-1750

  • Liberal and National Revolutions, 1760s-1800s

  • Industrialization, Labor, and Society, 1750-1900

  • Imperialism and Colonialism, 1760-1900s  

  • World War I, 1914-1918

  • The Interwar and World War II, 1920-1945

  • The End of Empire and the Cold War, 1945-1989

  • Globalization, 1980s-Present

 

AMERICAN HISTORY

 

Course Overview:  This American History course is designed to further your knowledge of our nation.  You will develop an understanding of social, political, economic, and cultural experiences that have played a crucial role in shaping the history of the country and the globe. Upon a successful
completion of this course you will be better prepared to engage in civil discourse and fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship. This course is offered to students in grades 11 and/or 12, and is offered every other school year.

 

Units of Study:

  • American Beginnings to 1877

  • Bridge to the 20th Century, 1877-1917

  • Modern America, 1920-1945

  • World War II and Its Aftermath, 1945-1960

  • Living with Great Turmoil, 1960-1980

  • Passage to a New Century, 1980-Present

AP U.S. HISTORY

 

Course Overview:  Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) is an AP course to prepare students for the APUSH exam. This is a college level course and as such there is much to cover both within and outside of the classroom. You will be expected to spend at least an hour each day reading and completing other assignments outside of the classroom in order to augment what we are learning within the classroom. You will be writing and becoming masters of intense multiple
choice, short answer, Document Based Questions (DBQs), and Long Essay Questions. There is no longer a push to cover an enormous amount of material but, rather, cover particular themes in history. This course is offered to students in grades 11 and/or 12 who meet the requirements, and is offered every other school year.

 

Thematic Learning Objectives:

  • American and National Identity

  • Politics and Power

  • Work, Exchange, and Technology

  • Culture and Society

  • Migration and Settlement

  • Geography and Environment

  • America in the World  

ONLINE SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS

U.S. Government

World History

American History

World Geography

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Early American History

Early World History

AP U.S. History

AP U.S. Government

AP Psychology

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics