These classes are required for graduation.CourseDescriptionAlaska HistoryThis course is a geographic, economic, and historical study of Alaska's past and present. Emphasis is to be placed on cultural/ethnic, diversity, natural resources, politics, and strategic location of Alaska. This course is a graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2009.Civics
In Civics students will learn the foundations of the American democratic system. This course will introduce the principals of our society’s free market economy and basic consumer skills. The course will focus on civic involvement in the government process in action and identify the various parts and functions of the justice system. Students will gain an understanding of their basic rights and their responsibility and roles as participating citizens of the United States.U.S. GovernmentThis course is designed to ensure that students are prepared to function as participating citizens in our society. The content will focus on the purposes of government, various theories of government, and how the political process works in the United States, both in the historical and contemporary contexts.U.S. HistoryThis course is designed to be a survey of the history of our nation from reconstruction through the growth of the United States of America up to modern times. AP US History Advanced Placement U.S. History is a comprehensive survey course, the equivalent to a freshmen college-level course, is a chronological investigation into the bulk of this country's history; from the age of discovery and exploration to the present. It is designed to provide the student with analytical skills and factual knowledge to be able to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Because of this fact, AP U.S. History is an intense and demanding course, requiring students to read, absorb, and process an enormous amount of material in a relatively short period of time. This course is designed for students who desire a challenging experience learning American History, culminating in an end of course exam that can potentially provide the student with college credit.World HistoryThis course is designed to examine non-western and western area and cultures of the world. The course will cover the beginnings of civilizations. The classical civilizations of India, China, Greece and Rome, Christendom, Islam, and the Middle Ages, as well as comparable civilizations in other area of the world. This course will also include the rise of the West, nation-building, the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, the Age of Reason, the Industrial Revolution, the building of Empires, World War I, the Rise of Communism, and World War II.
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