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Social Studies

Courses in the social sciences from K12 address the principle issues from socially-oriented fields in ways that cohere with other K12 curricula, notably in science and history. They also prepare students for the world of global interactions awaiting them in work, travel, and potential further studies after high school.

The kindergarten program takes your student on a world tour of the seven continents, and provides an overview of American History through a series of biographies of famous Americans. The program in grades 1-4 tells the story of civilization from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Older students explore major themes and topics in greater depth through a pair of two-year survey courses, one on World History and the other on American History. Students examine why events happened as well what happened as they explore history and practice historical thinking skills.

Psychology and anthropology courses delve into the nature of humanity viewed both externally and internally, using a perspective provided by the long history of achievements in the fields, updated with the latest findings. Courses addressing cultural and political issues take a global perspective while sustaining a balanced and evenhanded approach. Those courses treating the specific structures and functions of government within the United States demonstrate this same balanced perspective, and always touch on the global context even when the focus is primarily American.

Courses in economics review the fundamental terminology, topics, and issues crucial for understanding today's complex and shifting financial landscape, and offer a firm foundation for grasping breaking news and shaping students' future professional decisions. Courses satisfy national standards and follows state guidelines where defined. Multiple versions of certain courses allow for appropriate placement, and all Advanced Placement courses satisfy the College Board's requirements.

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  1. Summit US History Honors, Part 2 (HST304B)

    This 11th Grade history course is a challenging full-year survey that provides students with a comprehensive view of American history from the first migrations of nomadic people to North America to recent events. Online lessons help students organize their study, explore topics in depth, review in preparation for assessments, and practice skills of historical thinking and analysis. Students complete independent projects each semester. This is the second semester of HST304.

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  2. Summit US Government and Politics (HST403S)

    This course studies the history, organization, and functions of the United States government. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence and continuing through to the present day, students explore the relationship between individual Americans and our governing bodies. Students take a close look at the political culture of our country and gain insight into the challenges faced by citizens, elected government officials, political activists, and others. Students also learn about the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court, and discuss their own views on current political issues.

    $450.00

  3. Summit US Government and Politics, (HST403)

    This 12th Grade history course studies the history, organization, and functions of the United States government. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence and continuing through to the present day, students explore the relationship between individual Americans and our governing bodies. Students take a close look at the political culture of our country and gain insight into the challenges faced by citizens, elected government officials, political activists, and others. Students also learn about the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court, and discuss their own views on current political issues.

    $450.00

  4. Summit US and Global Economics (HST413)

    In this 12th Grade history course on economic principles, students explore choices they face as producers, consumers, investors, and taxpayers. Students apply what they learn to real-world simulation problems. Topics of study include markets from historic and contemporary perspectives; supply and demand; theories of early economic philosophers such as Adam Smith; theories of value; money (what it is, how it evolved, the role of banks, investment houses, and the Federal Reserve); issues of capitalism, such as unemployment, inflation, and the national debt; and a survey of markets in such areas as China, Europe, and the Middle East.

    $450.00

  5. AP® US History, Part 1 (HST500A)

    Students explore and analyze the economic, political, and social transformation of the United States since the time of the first European encounters. Students are asked to master not only the wide array of factual information necessary to do well on the AP exam, but also to practice skills of critical analysis of historical information and documents. Students read primary and secondary source materials and analyze problems presented by historians to gain insight into challenges of interpretation and the ways in which historical events have shaped American society and culture.

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  6. AP® US History, Part 2 (HST500B)

    Students explore and analyze the economic, political, and social transformation of the United States since the time of the first European encounters. Students are asked to master not only the wide array of factual information necessary to do well on the AP exam, but also to practice skills of critical analysis of historical information and documents. Students read primary and secondary source materials and analyze problems presented by historians to gain insight into challenges of interpretation and the ways in which historical events have shaped American society and culture. This is the second semester of HST500.

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  7. AP® US Government & Politics

    This course is the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. Students explore the operations and structure of the U.S. government and the behavior of the electorate and politicians. Students gain the analytical perspective necessary to evaluate political data, hypotheses, concepts, opinions, and processes and learn how to gather data about political behavior and develop their own theoretical analysis of American politics. Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in political science, law, education, business, and history.

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  8. AP® Macroeconomics (HST520)

    This course is the equivalent of an introductory college- level course. Students explore the behavior of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace. Students learn why the same product can cost different amounts at different stores, in different cities, and at different times. Students also learn to spot patterns in economic behavior and learn how to use those patterns to explain buyer and seller behavior under various conditions.Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in business, history, and political science.

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  9. AP® Microeconomics (HST530)

    This course is the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. Students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline. Students also examine how individuals and institutions are influenced by employment rates, government spending, inflation, taxes, and production. Students prepare for the AP exam and for further study in business, political science, and history.

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  10. AP® Psychology (HST540)

    This course is the equivalent of an introductory collegelevel course. Students receive an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. They explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists, and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. Students prepare for the AP Exam and for further studies in psychology and life sciences.

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  11. AP® World History, Part 1 (HST560A)

    This course spans the Neolithic age to the present in a rigorous academic format organized by chronological periods and viewed through fundamental concepts and course themes. Students analyze the causes and processes of continuity and change across historical periods. Themes include human-environment interaction, cultures, expansion and conflict, political and social structures, and economic systems.

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  12. AP® World History, Part 2 (HST560B)

    This course spans the Neolithic Age to the present in a rigorous academic format organized by chronological periods and viewed through fundamental concepts and course themes. Students analyze the causes and processes of continuity and change across historical periods. Themes include human-environment interaction, cultures, expansion and conflict, political and social structures, and economic systems. This is the second semester of HST560.

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