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Social Studies Course Selection 2013- 2014. Graduation Requirements. Social Studies credits: must earn 4 in grades 9-12. Social Studies Sequence. Social Studies Elective Offerings. Year-long Electives : Economics Micro/Macro  AP European History  AP Psychology  AP. Semester Electives :

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graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

Social Studies credits:

  • must earn 4 in grades 9-12
social studies elective offerings
Social Studies Elective Offerings

Year-long Electives:

Economics Micro/Macro AP

European History AP

Psychology AP

Semester Electives:

  • Economics

Psychology

Sociology

Topics of American Life

  • World Religions
course selection resources
Course selection resources
  • Program of Academic Studies
  • Links on NPHS website
  • Social Studies department page on NPHS website
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Sophomores

Consider…

  • Mapping out classes for Junior and Senior year
required
Required
  • Junior year: 1 credit of Social Studies
    • Must at least take American History

(either American Cultures or AP U.S. History)

  • Senior year: 1 credit of Social Studies
    • Must have at least

1 semester American Government (1/2 credit)

and

1 semester Social Studies elective (1/2 credit)

11th american history either american cultures or ap u s history
11th: American History(either American Cultures or AP U.S. History)
  • American Cultures (4.0, 5.0, 6.0)
    • America’s history & culture since 1918
  • AP U.S. History
    • All of America’s history from settlement to today
    • More reading & writing intensive
11th american cultures in depth
11th: American Cultures(in depth)
  • Course codes: 1114, 1115, 1116
  • Open to juniors only
  • Roaring 20’s, Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, Culture of 1950s & 1960s, Nixon/Ford/Carter, etc
  • Leveling considerations
    • 6.0 American Cultures
      • Rigorous course with college-level textbook
      • Has a summer assignment
      • Independent reading & writing
      • Challenging tests & research
      • Typically enrolled in 6.0 English
11th ap u s history in depth
11th: AP U.S. History(in depth)
  • Course code: 1117
  • Open to juniors only
  • Columbian Exchange, Revolution, Jacksonian Era, Civil War & Reconstruction, WWI, Roaring 20’s, Great Depression, WWII, Cold War, Culture of 1950s & 1960s, Nixon/Ford/Carter, etc
    • Presidents & Supreme Court cases
  • AP considerations
    • Rigorous course with college-level textbook
    • Optional $90 exam for college credit
    • Has a summer assignment
    • Independent reading & writing
    • Suggested enrollment in 6.0 or AP English & advanced on state assessments
required1
Required
  • Senior year: 1 credit of Social Studies
    • Must have at least

1 semester American Government (1/2 credit)

and

1 semester Social Studies elective (1/2 credit)

    • OR

yearlong AP Government (1 credit)

american government state local in depth
American Government: State & Local(in depth)
  • Course code: 1824, 1825, 1826
  • Open to seniors only – required course (1/2 credit) taken in combination with another Soc St course
  • Federal government overview, political parties, voting, interest groups, the media in politics, organization of state & local government
ap government u s comparative in depth
AP Government: U.S. & Comparative(in depth)
  • Course code: 1227
  • Seniors only – taken in place of required course (1 credit)
    • Combines two courses: U.S. Government & Comparative Government
      • U.S. federal gov’t, political parties, voting, interest groups, the media in politics
      • Gov’t systems in Britain, France, Russia, China, India, Nigeria, Mexico
  • AP Considerations :
      • Rigorous course due to combined content
      • Optional $90 exams for college credit (separate exam for each course)
      • Has a summer assignment
electives
Electives
  • AP courses (1 credit)
    • AP Economics (Micro & Macro)
    • AP European History
    • AP Psychology
  • Semester courses (1/2 credit)
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Topics in American Life
    • World Religions
ap economics
AP Economics
  • Course code: 1627
  • Juniors or Seniors (1 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
ap economics1
AP Economics
    • Combines two courses: Microeconomics& Macroeconomics
    • Study of unlimited wants & limited resources through: supply & demand, forms of business, etc
    • Broader study of national income, price determination, economic performance measures, economic growth
  • AP Considerations :
      • Rigorous course due to combined content
      • Optional $90 exams for college credit (separate exam for each course)
      • Has a summer assignment
    • Interest in math suggested
ap european history
AP European History
  • Course code: 1527
  • Juniors or Seniors (1 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Study of Europe, 1500 to present: monarchies, wars, cultural shifts, revolutions, colonization, etc

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  • AP Considerations :
      • Rigorous course w/ independent reading & writing
      • Optional $90 exam for college credit
      • Has a summer assignment
ap psychology
AP Psychology
  • Course code: 1327
  • Juniors or Seniors (1 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Study of individual behavior & thought, for example: personality, memory, intelligence, the human brain, perception, & disorders
  • AP Considerations :
      • Rigorous course w/ independent reading & studies
      • Optional $90 exam for college credit
      • Has a summer assignment
    • Interest in science suggested
social studies semester electives
Social StudiesSemester Electives
  • Semester electives…

-Economics

-Psychology

-Sociology

-Topics in Am. Life

-World Religions

economics
Economics
  • Course code: 1855, 1856
  • Juniors or Seniors (1/2 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Study of unlimited wants & limited resources through: supply & demand, forms of business, taxes, stocks & bonds
    • Interest in math suggested
psychology
Psychology
  • Course code: 1834, 1835, 1836
  • Juniors or Seniors (1/2 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Study of individual behavior & thought, for example: personality, memory, intelligence, & the human brain
    • Interest in science suggested
sociology
Sociology
  • Course code: 1844, 1845, 1846
  • Juniors or Seniors (1/2 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Study of group behavior: societal structures & culture, norms & values, deviance & conformity

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topics in american life
Topics in American Life
  • Course code: 1864, 1865, 1866
  • Juniors or Seniors (1/2 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Life since 9/11 & current events with focus on: human rights, civil liberties, justice, shifting economic opportunities
survey of world religions
Survey of World Religions
  • Course code: 1875, 1876
  • Juniors or Seniors (1/2 credit) – taken in combination with another required course
  • Origins, history, figures, & teachings of: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam
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