Social Studies credit – Grade Level: 10, 11 – year-long, 1.0 credit
Course examines the history and impact of major eras, events, and individuals in United States history since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Included within this course is U.S. Geography to support geographical concepts as they relate to the understanding of the development of the United States. In addition 9-12 Social Studies Benchmarks and Performance Standards (History, Civics, and Government, Economics and Geography) will be included as appropriate to the course.
Honors: Honors courses typically require 20% additional course work above other course assignments, which are also required. For this course students will be required to extend answers to textbook questions as part of their homework, read two additional books with written chapter responses to be turned into the honors google classroom (1book each semester: Blood Done Sign My Name by Tim Tyson, and choice of one of the following titles: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe, or Rez Life by David Treuer—teacher will provide copies of the text you choose; 1-2 paragraph responses to the questions provided), and lead 4 classes with other honors students, 1 first semester, 3 second semester on themes assigned by the teacher.