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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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Social studies course selection 2013 2014

Social Studies Course Selection2013- 2014


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

Social Studies credits:

  • must earn 4 in grades 9-12


Social studies sequence

Social Studies Sequence


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


Social studies course selection 2013 2014

Info for Sophomores

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Info for Juniors

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Sophomores

Sophomores


Sophomores1

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


11 th or 12th electives in depth

11th or 12th: Electives(in depth)

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Juniors

Juniors


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 in depth

Electives(in depth)

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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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