Social Sciences

Curriculum Details

Our Social Sciences courses introduce students to world history and economics. Students must complete the four required courses to fulfill their Social Sciences credits.

United States Government (½ credit)


In this course, students will learn the basics of the United States government. This course will also cover U.S. politics and culture.

We Will Cover:

  • The Constitution
  • Political Systems
  • Voting Rights
  • The Powers of the Government
  • Checks and Balances
  • Individual Rights
  • Government Policies
  • American Media

United States History Since 1877 (1 credit)


Next, students will study United States history and significant events. This course teaches students how to interpret the country’s past and progression.

We Will Cover:

  • Major Wars
  • Urbanization
  • Domestic and Foreign Policies
  • Political, Economic, and Social Events
  • Branches of The Federal Government
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Significant Eras
  • Basics of Democracy
  • Industrialization
  • Cause and Effect Throughout History
  • Civil Rights
  • Founding Documents

World History (1 credit)


Students will study significant events, people, and periods within world history. This course focuses on the past and present to advance each student’s knowledge.

We Will Cover:

  • Political Revolutions
  • Imperialism
  • Historical Figures
  • Evolution of Legal and Political Concepts
  • Industrial Economies
  • Western Civilizations
  • Cultural Differences
  • Geographic Factors on History
  • Historical Documents
  • Impact of Religion
  • Philosophical Traditions
  • History of Science and Technology

Economics With Emphasis on Free Enterprise (½ credit)


Welcome to an introduction of economics! Students will begin to learn the basic principles of supply, demand, and price.

We Will Cover:

  • Supply & Demand
  • Pricing Models
  • International Trade
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policies
  • Business Ownership
  • Personal Finance
  • Economic Issues
  • Market Structures
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Measurements
  • Specialization
  • Free Enterprise Systems

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