Social Studies

MS U.S. History

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Offering an interactive and comprehensive overview of American history, this course engages and inspires students to learn about the rich and diverse history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization and settlement in America, and the creation of a new nation through the American Revolution. Middle school students enrolled in this course will closely examine major changes brought about by the nation’s reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times. Over the course of two semesters, interesting course content encourages students to think carefully about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the 21st century.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS World History

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Providing students with an opportunity to learn the diverse history that has shaped our world, this course delves into the evolution of civilization from the rise of ancient empires through the twenty-first century. Middle school students enrolled in this exciting and informative course investigate the development of medieval societies, the effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and the progress made during various periods of revolution, industrialization, urbanization, and reform. Over the course of two semesters, students analyze effects of political conflicts and social issues on the continuing development and interdependence among nations in the modern world.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS Civics, Government, & Economics

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Exploring the structure of the United States government on a national, state, and local level, this course challenges students to learn and understand fundamental concepts and philosophies that led to the creation of the United States Constitution. Students enrolled in this two-semester course analyze the political process, political parties, and influences that affect them both. Engaging, interactive content introduces economic concepts and encourages students to explore government and economics on a global scale. By instilling a thorough understanding of government and economics, this course inspires students to investigate what it means to be an American citizen.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

MS World Cultures & Geography

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Designed to introduce students to the study of geography, this course helps students master important concepts in physical and human geography. Comprehensive and organized by region, this two-semester middle school course helps students understand the Earth’s physical and human diversity. Students analyze population and settlement patterns and evaluate the ways that human activities modify the physical environment. While studying humans around the world, students compare development, standards of living, systems of government, and economic factors across the globe. In addition, students gain a rich understanding of global cultures and the historical factors that have shaped the world around them. All units in the course are parallel and include studies in physical and human geography, ancient cultures, regional studies, and modern issues.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Survey of World History

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This yearlong course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Modern World History

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This yearlong course examines the major events and turning points of world history from the Enlightenment to the present. Students investigate the foundational ideas that shaped the modern world in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and then explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. This rigorous study of modern history examines recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allowing students to draw connections between the past and the present, across cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

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  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Survey of U.S. History

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This one-year high school course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization. they will also assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. History I

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U.S. History I is a yearlong course that dynamically explores the people, places, and events that shaped early United States history. This course stretches from the Era of Exploration through the Industrial Revolution, leading students through a careful examination of the defining moments that shaped the nation of today. Students begin by exploring the colonization of the New World and examining the foundations of colonial society. As they study the early history of the United States, students will learn critical-thinking skills by examining the constitutional foundations of U.S. government. Recurring themes such as territorial expansion, the rise of industrialization, and the significance of slavery will be examined in the context of how these issues contributed to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. History II

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U.S. History II is a yearlong course that examines the major events and turning points of U.S. history from the Industrial Revolution through the modern age. The course leads students toward a clearer understanding of the patterns, processes, and people that have shaped U.S. history. As students progress through each era of modern U.S. history, they will study the impact of dynamic leadership and economic and political change on our country’s rise to global prominence. Students will also examine the influence of social and political movements on societal change and the importance of modern cultural and political developments. Recurring themes lead students to draw connections between the past and the present, between cultures, and among multiple perspectives.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

U.S. Government

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This semester-long course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. The course begins by establishing the origins and founding principles of American government. After a rigorous review of the Constitution and its Amendments, students investigate the development and extension of civil rights and liberties. Lessons also introduce influential Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. The course builds on this foundation by guiding students through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process and culminates in an examination of public policy and the roles of citizens and organizations in promoting policy changes. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Economics

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This semester-long course invites students to broaden their understanding of how economic concepts apply to their everyday lives— including microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the characteristics of mixed-market economies, the role of government in a free-enterprise system and the global economy, and personal finance strategies. Throughout the course, students apply critical- thinking skills while making practical economic choices. Students also master literacy skills through rigorous reading and writing activities. Students analyze data displays and write routinely and responsively in tasks and assignments that are based on scenarios, texts, activities, and examples. In more extensive, process-based writing lessons, students write full-length essays in informative and argumentative formats.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Human Geography

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Examining current global issues that impact our world today, this course takes a thematic approach to understanding the development of human systems, human understanding of the world, and human social organization. Divided into two semesters, this high school course will challenge students to develop geographic skills, including learning to interpret maps, analyze data, and compare theories. Offering interactive content that will grow students’ understanding of the development of modern civilization and human systems— from the agricultural revolution to the technological revolution—this course encourages students to analyze economic trends as well as compare global markets and urban environments.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

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HIST 053: Alaskan History

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This course encourages students to think about the history and continuing challenges unique to Alaska. The lessons present Alaskan geography, indigenous history, exploration, colonization, and contemporary issues. Questions within the lesson are designed to promote critical thinking and skills acquisition. 10 lessons, 10 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials: Hist 053 – Printed Course Readings $10.00, Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Alaskan Geography
  2. The History of Native Alaskans
  3. The Russian Period
  4. The District of Alaska
  5. The Gold Rush
  6. Alaska as Territory
  7. The Government of Alaska
  8. Political, Economic, and Environmental Issues in Modern Alaska History
  9. Social Issues in Modern Alaska
  10. Cumulative Speedback Assignment (Practice Exam)

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GOVT 041: American Government and Citizenship

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This course covers the fundamentals of government and citizenship and focuses on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

GOVT 043: Applied American Government and Citizenship

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This course examines American government, including the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Founding Fathers, the American presidency, legislative and judicial branches, the American Dream and free enterprise, freedom of the press, national and local security, immigration, and citizenship. It also provides application activities in each area.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: Govt 041 American Government

GOVT 051: Honors American Government and Citizenship

This honors course covers the fundamentals of government and citizenship and focuses on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

USA 041: Character of America: Documents and Symbols

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This course discusses some of the documents and symbols that contribute to the character of America, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the flag, national monuments, etc. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

USA 043: Character of America: The People

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This course discusses some of the people who have contributed or are still contributing to the character of America, including the presidents and the Founding Fathers, as well as national and local security. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

SOCSC 041: Current Events

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This course investigates what is happening in the world today, including significant events, behind-the-scenes causes, who’s who, and future trends. This course teaches students how to effectively gather accurate information by studying primary sources. The more you know about current events, the better you can understand what is happening in the world and what your reaction should be. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials: 
    • Access to a globe or atlas, a public library for newspaper and magazine articles, and a dictionary.

HIST 051: Northwest History

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The history of the northwestern United States is shaped by an understanding of geography: the physical features and processes of the area; the people who have inhabited the area: the Native Americans, explorers, traders, and missionaries; and the events: exploration, immigration, wars, treaties, railroads, and the emergence of the United States. The twentieth century continued to shape the Northwest through growth of industry, immigration, and statehood. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

SOCSC 055: Psychology

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This course explores the basic theories and principles of psychology. It guides students to a better understanding of the self. Students will also study consciousness and adolescent development, as well as traditional topics such as behaviorism, personality, learning, and social psychology.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • McMahon , Psychology and You (BYU Bookstore used price $65.85), Edition: 3rd( 2000, 0-314-14090-5 ) $ 87.80

SOCSC 051: Sociology

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This course is a study of the way groups act and think as a result of socialization. It also focuses on students’ roles in society and how they can personally make a difference. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

GOVT 045: United States Government and Citizenship

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This course examines the fundamentals of government and citizenship. It focuses on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

GOVT 046: Honors United States Government & Citizenship

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This course fulfills the California state standards for Principles of American Democracy by covering the fundamentals of government and citizenship and focusing on the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

HIST 041: United States History to 1850

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This course is the fascinating story of people, events, and ideas that shaped the early United States and why these concepts matter now. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

HIST 043: United States History From 1851

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This survey course emphasizes the growth and development of the United States from 1851 to the present. During the course, students will make personal connections with specific events and individuals in US history while developing an understanding of democratic values. Each lesson includes an instructor-graded portfolio activity, which should be submitted together as a whole before requesting the final. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Spinelli , Milkweed( 2005, 0-440-42005-9 ) $ 7.50

HIST 057: History of the American West

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This course covers the role of the West in the development of the United States. The discussion begins with exploration and colonization; moves to Texas and Oregon, the mining frontier, the cowboy, the farming frontier, and the impact of the military; and concludes with the continuing challenges of the American West. The course also explores the geography and the people that live there.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

HIST 062/064: World History

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HIST 062: Students will explore the major historical events, personalities, and cultures of three groups in the Eastern Hemisphere: Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Each region will be addressed within the framework of early history, more recent history, and present-day circumstances. HIST 064: This course takes a closer look at the history of the Americas, particularly Latin America. The discussion begins with pre-European America, the conquest of the Aztec and Incan empires, the colonization of Latin America by Spain, and the Latin American independence movement, and concludes with an examination of the issues facing Latin America today. Included in the discussion are the influences the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution had on Latin America. Finally, the course examines World War I and World War II.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access, a microphone, speakers (or a headphone), and a webcam (optional). 

HIST 065: World History: Europe and Russia

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This course examines the history of Europe through a discussion of change that begins with medieval Europe; moves to the Renaissance, the Reformation, the rise of monarchs, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the influence of nationalism on Europe, and the rise of totalitarian governments; and concludes with a discussion of Europe today. The course asks students to decide whether the changes were for the best.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

HIST 066: World Civilizations

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This course is an overview of the increasing interrelationships of the world’s peoples from early and classical civilizations, the Age of Discovery, and early modern and contemporary societies through the twentieth century. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

GEOG 041: World Geography: The Western Hemisphere

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This course explores each of the elements of the 18 National Geography Standards, which are outlined by the National Council for Geographic Education. While examining the physical and human forces that shape our world, students will use geography tools, including maps and graphs, to analyze and consider the ways resources are used, and investigate advancements in technology that affect the way we live.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study