Social Studies courses

US/PA I is a Grade 9 course that prepares students to understand the history of Pennsylvania and it impact on our nation. The students shall receive a brief overview of geography, the heritage, the agriculture, the businesses, the culture, and government of Pennsylvania. The students are required to complete several public speaking assignments. The students will develop an understanding of where they are located and the role they will play as a citizen within the county, state, country, and world.

Government/Economics is a Grade 11 course that covers both economics and governmental studies. Junior Achievement Economics is a one-semester course in which students learn the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics and apply them in intellectually engaging ways. Government is a one-semester course that prepares students to understand the history of Government in the United States and their role as a citizen in this Country.

Current Issues is a college level course that will focus on local, state, national, and international issues and how they all personally affect us. This class will incorporate the use of newspapers, the internet, national news, and the text TAKING SIDES: Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy, 4/e, Fourth Edition. Students will be required to research and actively participate in discussion about current issues topics (including model U.N. simulations and or focus on the local judicial system).

This course prepares students to understand the history of Pennsylvania.The students shall receive a brief overview of geography, the heritage, agriculture, business, culture, and government of Pennsylvania.

This course involves the students in a select study of the world’s civilizations and cultures.  The time period studied is from the Renaissance to the present.  Material is carefully selected to allow the student a global perspective of the world’s people and events.