Social Studies Courses
This course contains 2 separate components: American Government and Economics. The American Government section is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles behind the U.S. Government including its beginnings, functions, political parties and electoral system. The economics section provides an understanding of basic economic principles including principles of business, investment, banking, credit and monetary systems.
The aim of this course is to provide a general grounding in United States history from 1877 to the present day. This class will seek to highlight important aspects of the life, culture and politics of Twentieth Century North America including Westward Expansion, The Gilded Age, World War I, World War II, and The Cold War. As a course objective students will be able to demonstrate the cause and effect relationship among these events and connect them to the present day both in the United States and elsewhere in the world.