Category Archives: Core

My Democracy – Civics (Sam)

 

Civics is a class that covers the origins of American government, the structure and function of our government, rights and responsibilities of citizens, the American federal system, political parties and the election process, basic economic principles, and current matters regarding domestic and foreign policy. This Civics class also includes a examination of the history, culture, and economy of the nation that encourage research and reflection. During each session, students will examine seminal documents and landmark Supreme Court cases in American political history, analyze changes in federal and executive power over time, explore the political election process and data related to recent voting trends, research and propose a public policy plan, as well as compare and contrast the functions of the national government with state and local governments

Junior Seminar (Cherrise & Sam)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

 

Juniors will continue to plan and prepare for Senior year with this Seminar. Async

World Geography (Sam) (Sam)

World Geography  will examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. You will learn the influence of geography on events of the past and present with emphasis on contemporary issues. Some of this class will center around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of the world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.

  • You will analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems.
  • You will identify the processes that influence political divisions on the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies.
  • You will compare how cultures shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment.
  • You will use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.