Summer School Social Studies Courses

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Global Connections examines both the diversity and similarity among the world’s peoples and cultures with an emphasis on the major civilizations of the past as well as nations of the world today.  Historical perspective will be provided to illustrate major world events and movements, and from this, students will develop knowledge of global society.  In addition, the course will introduce students to the tools of historical analysis as well as important concepts from the other social science disciplines, including geography, anthropology, sociology, political science and economics. 

Semester 1 - Open only to students who are repeating Global S1
Credit: 1 semester
June 7-10, 14-17, 21-23
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Semester 2 - Open only to students who are repeating Global S2
Credit: 1 semester
June 28- July 1, July 6-8, 12-15
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 

US HISTORY

United States History offers the student a chronological narrative treatment of American history.  Within this framework the course deals with several important themes that reappear throughout American history such as the growth of national unity and the development of democratic institutions.  The course stresses cause and effect relationships in its analysis of the events and people that have shaped our nation.  Considerable time is devoted to the development of basic participatory learning skills such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, and reasoning.  An acquaintance with the past is the sign of an educated citizen.  We live in a time of constant change and it is important that today’s high school graduates recognize and understand how Americans of previous generations have lived, adapted to change, and progressed. This course satisfies the graduation requirement in the U.S. History and Federal and State Constitutions.

Semester 1 - Open only to students who are repeating US HISTORY S1
Credit: 1 semester
June 7-10, 14-17, 21-23
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Semester 2 - Open only to students who are repeating US HISTORY S2
Credit: 1 semester
June 28- July 1, July 6-8, 12-15
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.