American History - SS1109
(Am Hist)

This two-semester high school course is aligned to the
National Social Studies standards as well as to state
standards and specifically addresses performance
objectives focused on history, government,
economics, geography, culture, and social studies
skills. This course will delve into the crucial political,
social, economic, and cultural events that have
shaped and enriched the history of the United States.
It will trace the experiences and effects of important
historical and political figures from the early colonial
era all the way to the influential American leaders of
the 21st Century. Students will be able to correlate
the impact that European colonization had on
the development of the colonies and analyze the
underlying causes of the Revolutionary War. They
will explore the passionate debates the led to the
social studies understanding of the world around them as they
learn the fundamentals of macroeconomics including
how economic performance is measured, the role
of government in the economy, and the basics of
monetary and fi scal policy. This one-semester 12th
grade level course is aligned to state and national
standards. It specifi cally targets important aspects
of the world economy including international trade
and global economic challenges. In addition to the
important content knowledge they will gain, students
will apply the economic way of thinking to a variety of
situations relevant to their everyday life.