Social Studies

AP U. S. History

The course covers the span of American History from the discovery of America up to the present time. The history of the nation will be examined from a sociological, political, economic, and foreign affairs viewpoint. Major topics covered will be: Colonial Development, America’s War of Independence, Constitution and New Republic, Early Federal Period, Economic Expansion, Westward Expansion, Sectionalism, Civil War Era, World War I, Depression of the 1930’s, World War II, Post World War II, Vietnam and Nixon, and Issues through the 20thcentury. Mr. Vincent

U. S. History

This course will cover Historical events in American history beginning with Colonial America and concluding with recent history. Major topics will include America’s British colonial experience, the Revolution, Writing of the Constitution, Western Expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the American West, Industrialization, America’s emergence as a World Power, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Turbulent 60’s, Vietnam and Recent Historical Political Issues. Mr. Horton

U. S. Government

Government is designed to help seniors understand the working of all levels of government. It contains units covering the foundation of American government, the Constitution, interest groups, political parties and national government structures. Related topics will include current political events and some information about comparative political systems. Mr. Horton

AP Government

The AP U.S. Government course is a challenging, intensive study of government and the processes of the American political system. The course will be a college-level class that will include the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government and politics and the analysis of specific examples. We’ll look at the various institutions, groups, theories and ideas that constitute U.S. government and politics, and how our government continues to evolve in the ever-changing world. In addition, special attention will be given to the Constitution, key Supreme Court cases and other primary sources that lend themselves to our studies. Mr. Vincent

World History

This course will include a survey of the following areas of study. The rise of Western Civilization, the Middle Ages, Civilizations beyond Europe, transitions to modern times, Revolution and Nationalism in the Western World, Medieval History, Ancient History, Anthropology, Political and Economic History, and the Age of Imperialism. Reading comprehension, writing and thinking skills are stressed. Mr. Horton