SOCIAL STUDIES

Michael Dittmar
Office Hours 7:30 - 7:50 am & 3:05-3:15 pm.

Dennis Downs
Office Hours 7:30 - 7:50 am & 3:05-3:15 pm.

The following courses are available within the Social Studies Department, emphasizing history, geography, cultures of the world and government. 

World Geography

9-11

1 Credit

    A study in the geographical, climatic, and natural resources of the world's countries.

 

World Cultures

9-11

1 Credit

    A study of the geographical, political, and sociological development of world nations and civilizations from ancient times to their present existence.  

 

World History

9-12

1 Credit

    World History is a one year course designed to study ancient civilizations in depth.  The course will examine the development and the rise and fall of each of these ancient civilizations.

 

American History

12

1 Credit

    A study of the history of the United States, commencing with the age of exploration and discovery, and including the nation's social, political, and economic development through contemporary times, with special consideration for the contributions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups, plus review of events of such global significance as the tragedy of the Holocaust.  This course is required for graduation.

 

Sociology

10-12

1 Credit

    Sociology is a one year course designed to study human behavior.  The course will examine individuals, social groups, institutions, and governments.  It is designed to study the relationship and behaviors involved in each of these areas of society.

 

American Government

11

1 Credit

    Units of study may include, but are not limited to, political science, sociology, economics, local history, and contemporary issues.  The United States and Illinois Constitutions are examined and tested.  This course is required to graduate.

 

Please note that American History and American Government are required for graduation.