World History (Grade 10)
This class focuses on how different people apply culture to meeting various needs of survival and social organization.It looks at the contributions of all civilizations to the making of our Western culture. The modern historical period begins with the Renaissance and follows the cultural developments of mankind through the complexities of the Twentieth Century.
American History (Grade 11)
American History is a one credit requisite for graduation and is only open to Juniors. American History is an overview of the rise of the “American” culture, as we know it today. In this class we will discuss the political, social, and economic issues that are necessary for students and adults to be able to lead an active part of society now and in the future. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the Civil War Era, Immigration and Urbanization, Progressivism, World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, The Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and the transition from the Vietnam Era to today’s American society.
American Government (Grade 12)
American Government is a one credit requisite for graduation and is only open to Seniors. The course begins with ain-depth study of our Constitution and a person’s rights defined by the Bill of Rights. Other major units include political parties,elections, voting behavior; the three branches of government (legislative,executive, and judicial), and a unit on the past and present role of the United States’ in foreign affairs and international relations.The course also covers government at the state and local levels and major supreme court decisions.
Political Science (Grades 9-12)
Political Science courses approach the study of politics from a theoretical perspective, including an examination of the role of government and the nature of political behavior, political power, and political action.
Current Global Issues (Grades 9-12)
Contemporary World Issues courses enable students to study political, economic, and social issues facing the world. These courses may focus on current issues, examine selected issues throughout the 20th century, and look at historical causes or possible solutions.
College Psychology (Grades 11-12)
Psychology is a one semester class open to juniors and seniors for half of a credit. This class can also be taken as a dual credit through Cloud County Community College for three credit hours. Everyone learns, remembers, and solves problems as they develop intellectually and socially from infancy to adulthood. Everyone perceives environmental stimuli and interprets this information from his or her senses. Everyone’s behavior depends on physiological functions.We all feel emotions and engage in motivated behavior. Everyone has a personality and most of us are curious about how it develops. Everyone’s behavior is affected by the many formal and informal groups to which he or she belongs. Not everyone is psychologically disturbed or in need of therapy, but many people have a friend or relative who is.This course will cover all of the above stated stimuli and processes related to mental development.