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Social Studies

Teachers

Alicia Berghuis
Stan Diedrich

Classes

World Geography (9) l credit

The student surveys the nations of the world inquiring into geographic and global issues. Development, Population & Resources, Global Economy, Political Change, Environment Pollution, and Natural Hazards are just a few of the many themes examined throughout the course. Mapping skills are also extensively covered while exploring the regions of the world. On a weekly basis students will also integrate current events into classroom discussions of Area Studies.

U.S. History (10) 1 credit

Students will study the history of our nation from exploration to reconstruction. Major emphasis is placed on Colonial Period, Revolutionary War, Constitution, and Civil War. Additional units covered include Native American HIstory and Wisconsin Government. Emphasis is placed on the development of reading, research, and mapping skills. On a weekly basis students integrate current events with events of the past in studying U.S. History.

U.S. History (11) 1 credit

Students will study the history of our nation from reconstruction to the present. Major emphasis is placed in Industrialization, World War I, World War II, Civics, and America's role in the world today. Continual development of reading, research, and mapping skills is emphasized along with continual integration of current events in studying U.S. History.

World History (11 or 12) 1 credit Elective

This class surveys the history of man from the most primitive times, through the early civilizations of Greece and Rome, to the world in the 20th century. Current events, along with reading and research is an emphasis in this study of World History.

Social Problems (11 or 12) 1/2 credit Elective

This course deals with human interactions, both as a member of society and as an individual within society. This semester uses sociology to study human relationships.

Psychology (11 or 12) 1/2 credit Elective

This course uses the field of psychology to understand one's self and the reasons for individual behavior within society.

Family Living (11 or 12) 1 credit Elective

The purpose of this course is to promote the development of satisfying relationships with others built on trust, respect cooperation and caring. It is intended to help the student become aware of significant issues that lead to a wise mate selection, the potential problems that may arise within a marriage and the economical and practical issues that must be faced by each individual.


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