• Social Studies

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    US History
    Credit:  1 Unit  High School                                              Length: 40 Weeks
    This is a course in United States History and Government.  While consideration will be given to an overview of U.S. History in general, the emphasis in this course will be on the United States as an industrial nation.  Constitutional and legal issues will be developed and enhanced through current events.  The organization of the course will be chronological. All students are required to pass the Regents Exam in U.S. History and Government.  This is a requirement for graduation

    Global History I
    Credit:  1 Unit   High School                                             Length:  40 Weeks
    Global History is the first part of a two-year Global History and Geography course organized in chronological order.  The course will cover all areas of the world.  The units for this course are based on Global History Eras.  The Units for this course are as follows:
        I.  Introduction to Global History
       II.  Ancient World-Civilizations and Religion (4000BC-500AD)
      III.  Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter (500-1200)
      IV.  Global Interactions (1200-1650)
       V.  The First Global Age (1450-1770)

    Global History II
    Credit:  1 Unit  High School                                                Length:  40 Weeks
    Global History II is the second part of a two-year Global History and Geography course organized in chronological order.  The course will cover all areas of the world.  The units for this course are based on Global History Eras.  The Units for Global II are a continuation from Global I and are as follows:
      VI.    An Age of Revolution (1750-1914)
     VII.    A Half Century of Crisis and Achievement (1900-1945)
    VIII.   The 20th Century since 1945
      IX.   Global Connections and Interactions
       X.    Review and Preparation for Regents Exam
    All students are required to pass the Global History and Geography Regents Exam.  This exam covers both Global History and Geography I and II curriculum.  This is a graduation requirement.
     
    Government
    Credit:  .5  Unit  High School                                              Length:  20 Weeks
    Participation in Government will emphasize the interaction between citizens and government at all levels:  local, state, and federal.  It will also include aspects of citizen involvement in local government.  Units of study include:  politics in America, legislative actions, executive decision making, judicial review, student attendance at public meetings, citizen involvement at the local level, and the operation of state, county, town, city, and village governments.  Guest speakers will be used to make students more knowledgeable of local government.

    Economics
    Credit:  .5  Unit  High School                                               Length:  20 Weeks
    Economics includes the basic economic concepts and understandings which all persons will need to function effectively and intelligently as citizens in the economy of the United States and the world.  Units of study include:  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, The Law of Supply, The Law of Demand, Economic Decision-Making, Business Behavior, The Role of Labor and Government, The Banking System, The National Economy, and Fundamental Economic Problems.
     
     
    AP US Government & Politics
    Credit:  1 Unit High School                                                 Length 40 Weeks
    Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics is a rigorous college-level course of study designed to give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States and throughout the world.  This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples.  It is also designed to familiarize students with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics as well as acquaint students with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations for various behavior outcomes.  The AP U.S. Government and Politics course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam in May and receive college-credit.  Students scoring a 3 or above on the exam may receive 3 credits in political science at many colleges. The qualification for receiving credit is determined solely by the college you attend.
     
    US History Military                                                                 
    Credit: .5 Unit High School                                                   Length: 20 Weeks
    This course is a survey of military history and the interaction between society and military institutions, technology and techniques, from 1763 to the present. The course will study the interrelationships of warfare, technology and society in American history. The course will focus on such questions as how changing "styles" of warfare, the composition of the military establishment (militias, citizen armies, paid professionals, mercenaries), and the transformations in military technology have impacted upon state and society. Conversely, it will also investigate how political and societal changes have influenced the nature of warfare in American history.
    (Not be offered for the 2018-2019 school year)
     
     
    History of the New York Yankees
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available 
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School                                                  Length:  20 Weeks
    The Yankees name are oh so familiar tour national pastime and American culture.  The names of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera and countless others have forged a tradition of greatness that is unmatched by any other professional franchise. The New York Yankees first played ball in 1903 and since that time over 1200 ball players have had the privilege of putting on the Yankee pinstripes. Take a tour through time of "America's Team" and discover the impact the Yankees have had and continue to have on their legion of fans and our American culture.
     
    Holocaust 
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available 
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School                                                  Length:  20 Weeks
    This course will consider the reality and implications of the Nazi campaign to destroy European Jews from 1933 to 1945.  With the technological advantages of interactive microphones and cameras, the teacher will encourage discussion among class members in the three participating schools, and will invite survivors of the Holocaust to sharpen students' focus and sensitivity.  Limited to six appropriately motivated and self-reliant junior or senior high school students in each school, the course will require some outside reading and a major project, along with occasional tests and a running journal of the course experience.
     
    Criminal Justice                                       
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School                                                  Length:  40 Weeks
    The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a working understanding of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students will study several integral parts of that system, including the workings of the courts and police, interpretations of the laws of the United States Constitution, as well as special cases that have had significant impact on the Court System and the world today. This course will also enable students to understand how the United States system of laws has evolved into where it stands today.
     
     
     
    College Courses - (Credit awarded through Jamestown Community College) 
     
    HIS 1530 US History Before 1865               
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits                   Length:  20 Weeks
    Before 1865 Students will be introduced to the history of the United States from the European Encounter through the Civil War. Using the methodology of the social sciences, students will learn and evaluate the major political, social, cultural, scientific-technological, economic, and natural developments that shaped the United States during its formative years; when the American republic was founded, expanded, and tested by division. Students will give special attention to the unique contributions made by diverse peoples and institutions, and the responsibilities of educated citizens today. Corequisite: ENG 1510, must meet minimum college level reading score 80+. It is not necessary to take HIS 1530 before HIS 1540. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. J fall, spring; C fall, spring. 3 credit hours.
     
     
    HIS 1540 US History Since 1865                 
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits                   Length:  20 Weeks
    Since 1865 Students will examine the history of the United States from the conclusion of the Civil War to the present. Using the methodology of the social sciences, students will learn and evaluate the major political, social,cultural, scientific-technological, economic, and natural developments that have shaped the recent American experience. Students will give special attention to the unique contributions made by diverse peoples and institutions, and will better understand the responsibilities of educated citizens today. Corequisite: ENG 1510, must meet minimum college level reading score 80+. It is not necessary to take HIS 1530 before HIS 1540. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. J fall, spring; C fall, spring. 3 credit hours.
     
     
    PSY 1510 General Psychology                    
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits                    Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of theories and research as they apply to fundamental concepts in psychology. As they complete readings and activities on the history of psychology, models of learning, biology and behavior, personality theory, psychological disorders, social psychology and other selected topics students will apply their knowledge to better understand the causes of thought, feeling, and behavior. They will be able to comprehend and apply the methods of scientific inquiry to the science of psychology. Eligibility:ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. J fall, spring; C fall, spring; Online fall, spring. 3 credit hours.
     
    SOC 1510 General Sociology                    
    Distance Learning Course - offered when available
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits                    Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will use sociological perspectives to critically analyze and understand taken-for-granted aspects of our social world. The influences of culture, socialization, social groups, and institutions on human behavior are investigated. Cultural diversity and issues related to social inequalities are also explored. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
    (Not be offered for the 2018-2019 school year).