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Updated January 2015

 

TITLE:             7th Grade History

PREREQUISITES:      Required for grade 7

DESCRIPTION:  Understand the Historical events and the roles of individuals with them from 1587 – 1870.  Also the student will understand the historical events in relationship to themes of change and migration.  A student will gain insights into relationships among people, ideas, and events related to U.S. History.

ORGANIZATION:  Year long

 

TITLE:             8th Grade Geography

PREREQUISITES:      Required for grade 8

DESCRIPTION:  Geography is a subject that is intrinsically linked to an appreciation of cultural diversity and an understanding of people and places.  Regions to be study are:  U.S. and Canada, Middle America, Europe, Russia and Northern Eurasia, Asia, Africa and South East Asia.

ORGANIZATION:  Year long

 

TITLE:             9th Grade Civics

PREREQUISITES:      Required for grade 9

DESCRIPTION:  The study of government: Federal, state and local.  Emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and the Federal systems of government: its functions, duties, and responsibilities.

ORGANIZATION:  Year long

 

TITLE:             U.S. History

PREREQUISITES:      Required for Grade 10

DESCRIPTION:  This course includes the colonization of America, Revolutionary Period, and Constitution through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.  The United States: 1871-1914, the passing of the frontier, the American Plains Indian, and the growth of industry in America.    Also included the growth of big business, labor and immigration, revolt and reform, the First World War, the new freedom and prosperity, and the Depression.  The year ends with a look at Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, isolation and neutrality, World War II, the Korean War, and Domestic problems.

ORGANIZATION:      Year long

 

TITLE:             20th Century

PREREQUISITES:      Students in Grades 11 or 12

DESCRIPTION:  Fall - World War I: The political, social, and economic class of the post-war ear, especially in Europe.  The rise of fascism and the growth of communism and the development of democratic governments: Their strengths, weaknesses, and their diplomacy.  Covers from 1917 to 1940.  The USA in the Roaring 20’s, the Dirty 30’s, social, political, and economic trends and changes.
Winter - Picks up at the end of World War II and looks at the political, economic, social, and military results.  Highlights the early decade of the Cold War, spies, internal problems, and the Containment Policy.
Spring - From America’s deep involvement in South Viet Nam, Cambodia, Arab-Israeli tensions, Iran-Iraq war, the changing faces in Africa, South America and the Middle East.  From Watergate cover up to the present time in the field of politics, military events, and society.

ORGANIZATION:  Year long

 

TITLE:             American History II (20th Century - College Course)

PREREQUISITES:      Students in Grades 11 or 12.  Students must have a non-weighted    cumulative GPA of 3.0

DESCRIPTION:  This course will cover American History from 1900 on.

OUTCOMES:
1.         Students will have a sense of the diverse people and political ideologies that exist in the history of the United States.
2.         Students will develop an appreciation of the struggles and contributions of past generations to modern life and modern advantages.
3.         Students will understand the United States’ domestic and foreign policies.  The influences of: geography, economics and political philosophy.
4.         Students will be aware of the unresolved conflicts of the twentieth century that will be examined such as the rights of various peoples to national autonomy; ideological conflicts between Eastern and Western views of the world; progress vs. environment; and nuclear power in war and peace.
5.         Students will develop an appreciation of the changing nature of the U.S. Constitution.  Students will be able to relate the Constitution through amendments and court cases to the Civil Rights movements, Women’s suffrage, and political expressions.

 

ORGANIZATION:  Year long

COURSE OPTION:    College credits (3 credits at the University of MN – Crookston)

 

TITLE:             World Civilization I (World History)

PREREQUISITES:      Students in Grades 11 or 12.  Students must have a non-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0

DESCRIPTION:  This course will cover patterns of civilizations.

OUTCOMES:
1.         Students will have a concept of geographic features that influence the development of nations.
2.         Students will have the ability to identify and locate the geography of major world cultures.
3.         Students will develop a sense of the diverse peoples, philosophies, economics and political systems in the world.
4.         Students will have an understanding of the cause and effects of major global conflicts: military and / or political.
5.         Students will learn the conflicts (economic, political, religious and social) that separated the nations.
6.         Students will have a basic knowledge of political, social, economic, and religious institutions in the modern world.
7.         Students will identify the various non-Western cultural influences impact on western culture and learning.
8.         Students will have a heightened awareness of their contemporary world and value system.

ORGANIZATION:  1st Semester

COURSE OPTION:    College credits (3 semester credits at the University of MN – Crookston)

 

TITLE:             World Civilization II (World History)

PREREQUISITES:     

DESCRIPTION:  This course will continue to cover patterns of civilizations.

OUTCOMES:
1.         Students will have a concept of geographic features that influence the development of nations.
2.         Students will develop a sense of the diverse peoples, philosophies, economics and political systems in the world.
3.         Students will have an understanding of the cause and effects of major global conflicts: military and / or political.
4.         Students will learn the conflicts (economic, political, religious and social) that separated the nations.
5.         Students will have a basic knowledge of political, social, economic, and religious institutions in the modern world.

 

STANDARDS:            People and Cultures - Diverse Perspectives/ Economics

ORGANIZATION:      2nd Semester

COURSE OPTION:    College credits (3 semester credits at the University of MN – Crookston)

 

 

TITLE:  Intro to Sociology with Anthropology
            
PREREQUISITES:  Open to 11th or 12th grade students

DESCRIPTION:  This course will be an introduction to sociology with anthropology imbedded in the curriculum.  We will focus on humans in social and group situations.  We will look at the influence of social institutions and cultural factors on human behavior.  We will be comparing different societies, cultures, and human diversity.  We will look at differences by studying minority groups, social relations, political economy, deviance, class, status, power, race, gender, and ethnicity.  This course will give students a better understanding of the world around them and why humans act/react they way we do.

ORGANIZATION:      Year long

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