Grade 11 & 12

Semester History: United States Politics & Public Policy Honors

Type: honors, option to take the AP exam in May Available to: qualified grade 12 students and grade 11 students who previously passed or concurrently enroll in a US History course, for honors see placement requirements link on the History Department page The premise of the American democratic experiment is engagement of individual people: this course aims to equip students to have a deeper understanding of what the US political system is and how it works, with the goal of students feeling more comfortable and confident to engage in it as active citizens. Students will collaboratively develop policy memos and speeches on current political issues, engage with local government officials while following the November election process, and will practice research and discussions skills as they explore mediums of social change within our democracy.

2024-02-28T16:17:54+00:00Categories: Grade 11 & 12, History, Upper Division|

Semester History: Comparative Government & Politics Honors

Type: honors, option to take the AP exam in May Available to: qualified grade 12 students and grade 11 students who previously passed or concurrently enroll in a US History course, for honors see placement requirements link on the History Department page Comparative Government & Politics involves an integrated approach to analyzing governing models and political systems and structures throughout the world. Students will explore the government structure and political systems of 6 countries (UK, Russia, China, Iran, Nigeria, and Mexico) and will be prepared to take the college board’s AP Comparative Government and Politics exam should they choose to do so. Students produce position papers, engage with guest experts, and travel to think tanks and universities to explore the nuances of these countries from multiple perspectives.

2024-02-08T19:54:56+00:00Categories: Grade 11 & 12, History, Upper Division|

AP Art History

Type: honors Available to: qualified grade 12 students and grade 11 students who previously passed or concurrently enroll in a US History course, for honors see placement requirements link on the History Department page Creative expression is at the heart of what it means to be human. To better understand the human experience across space and through time, this course surveys global history from prehistory to the present through a diverse collection of works of art and architecture. Students cultivate their understanding of art within its broader historical context and gain fluency in a specific vocabulary of art analysis as they explore concepts of culture and cultural interactions, theories and interpretations of art, the impact of materials, processes, and techniques of art making. Immersing themselves in the diverse cultural productions of societies from Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, students explore how and why works of art function [...]

US History / AP US History

Type: honors available Available to: grade 11 students, grade 12 students in special cases, for honors see placement requirements link on the History Department page In this survey course, students investigate significant events, individuals, and processes in United States history from the 16th century to the present. While organized chronologically, this course also focuses on several themes that reverberate throughout the American experience: American and national identity; labor–– both free and enslaved; migration and settlement; politics and power; and geography and the environment. Throughout the year, course concepts resonate with literary analysis and cultural themes discussed in English 3 and English 3 Honors. Students learn to focus their analysis of vital social, cultural, political, and economic moments in history by examining how they shape our perspective on current social, economic, and political issues. Students develop and use the skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources [...]

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