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AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students will study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and tables, charts, graphs, maps, and infographics to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behaviors. They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret primary and other text-based and visual sources, interpret and analyze quantitative data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. In addition, they will complete a political science research or applied civics project.Through colloquia and research, students will primarily examine the national government and national politics, and view them within the context of an increasingly global society. The course is offered to students in the 11th and 12th grades and is intended to prepare them to take the AP examination in United States Government and Politics, which is a requirement.AP Human GeographyThis course is the curricular equivalent of an introductory college class in human geography or cultural geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world today. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human-environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.World HistoryThis course that facilitates student understanding of the individual and collective struggle for self-determination and the search for best form of government in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America in the Modern Era.
After an introduction to the relationship between worldview, human nature and models for best government, each unit provides an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of how, over time, mankind has worked to arrive at a balance between liberty and authority in the quest to establish best government, while negotiating differing individual and collective understandings of identity and history. Major topics include:
● the evolution of the concept of the individual and its relationship to the desire to expand freedom and understand and improve one’s world
● the development of nations, national identity, and nationalism
● the impact of power and identity in the search for self-determination and best government in the 20th and 21st centuriesALL ASSIGNMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE POSTED IN GOOGLE CLASSROOMFollow the links to your left to find out more about what we will be learning and how to succeed this year.