Social Studies Department:
Early California History
9th Grade First Semester
This study of early California includes Native American culture, European discovery, exploration, early settlement up through becoming a state in 1850.
9th Grade Second Semester
The course uses the classic five themes of geography: place, location, movement, regions and human interaction within the world's environment to expand our students' knowledge of the planet and its people.
World History A
10th Grade First Semester
Literature and democratic practices of the world's governments are reviewed. Students learn about diverse civilizations, nationalism, colonialism and the Industrial Revolution from a global perspective.
World History B
10th Grade Second Semester
Continued historical topics such as: Asian history, revolutions and the end of colonialism, the world wars of the twentieth century, the economic, technological and cultural forces in today's world.
U.S. History A
11th Grade First Semester
A study of the U.S. beginning with the European colonists and their movement westward, to the rise of industry in the twentieth century, World War I, The Turbulent Twenties and The Great Depression.
U.S. History B
11th Grade Second Semester
The course continues with World War II, Postwar America, changing times, our search for new values, equality and justice and what we face in our changing world.
12th Grade First Semester
The development and structure of our national government, law making, the expanding Executive Branch, and California Government.
12th Grade Second Semester
Our students learn the fundamental economic concepts that control the production and distribution of our products and services. They learn the basics of capitalism and socialism - the economic systems of our world.