42220011 Geography A
42220012 Geography B
42220111 Modern World History A
42220112 Modern World History B
42230011 U.S. History Reconstruction to Present A
42230012 U.S. History Reconstruction to Present B
42240311 American Government (Not for Kentucky Students)
42240811 The Holocaust
42212011 Civics A
42212012 Civics B
42241411 Civil Rights
Course numbers ending in 1 are first semester courses.
Course numbers ending in 2 are second semester courses.
Geography B studies the Eastern Hemisphere and continues to introduce students to physical and human geography and the skills and methods of the geographer. Specific area studies introduce students to different geo-cultural areas and provide case-study opportunities for students to apply geography skills and concepts."
United States History Part A - The United States history courses explore events, movements and ideas from 1877 to the present. Each concept standard is outlined with a specific time period to limit the scope and sequence of the topics covered through that standard. Beginning with analyzing the causes and consequences of the Industrialization of America, students explore reasons for and responses to the move from rural to urban spaces and to the open West. As students study the United States’ transition to a manufacturing economy and the movement of people, they are exposed to the conflicts and compromises within a diverse social and ethnic population that begin in 1890, through its role as a nation on the global stage in World War I. Beginning with the Great Depression of 1929, students further analyze the role of economic and political influences on what it means 140 to be an American domestically and in World War II.
United States History Part B - The United States history courses explore events, movements and ideas from 1877 to the present. Each concept standard is outlined with a specific time period to limit the scope and sequence of the topics covered through that standard.Further conflicting ideologies, starting in 1945, challenge students to investigate competing viewpoints as demographics shift in America. As students continue their analysis of the collapse of the Cold War Order and Modern Challenges, students are encouraged to focus on the roles played by the United States in the modern world and their own place as a citizen within that context. By developing inquiry skills in history, students apply their conceptual knowledge through questioning, investigating, using evidence and communicating conclusions so they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be engaged citizens.
Civics A is the study of the American political process including the foundations of American government. Topic areas included within this is an examination of what public policy is and who participates in the making of policy. It therefore involves a study of the Constitution, including grants of power and limitations on those powers within a federal system of government. Students will also examine the meaning of civil rights and civil liberties in relation to the policy-making process. There is also an examination and analysis of the roles of the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court within the constitutional framework of a federal system of government and the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
Civics B is the study of the American political process including the politics surrounding American government. It includes the relationship between our national government and the governments of the 50 states. Topic areas include: political parties, elections, interest groups, public opinion, the media and public policy. There are also units on the structure of state and local governments as well as other political and economic systems.
Civil Rights in America will focus on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. This course will examine the origins of the movement, the grass roots organization that leads to the Supreme Court, as well as figures and groups that promoted equality for all people. While the focus of the course is on African Americans, the fight of other groups such as Women, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, the Disabled, and LBGTQ will be included. The events of the Civil Rights Movement had an enormous impact on American society, so we will also look at what has and has not changed, and how the movement is connected to the Black Lives Matter movement of America today.