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Social Studies

US 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.

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

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. 

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials: Access to a globe or atlas, a public library for newspaper and magazine articles, and a dictionary.

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.

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials: McMahon , Psychology and You, Edition: 3rd. (can be checked out from eSchool office)

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. 

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

US History

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This is a general survey of United States history. The first semester guides students through the colonization of the Americas, the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the westward expansion, and the Civil War. The second semester guides students through the industrialization, World Wars I and II, the civil rights movement, and more. 

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

World History

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Semester 1: 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. Semester 2: 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.

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

World Geography

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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.

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Economics

This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. It examines the characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the world. It helps students develop opinions based on economic principles and provides opportunities to share those opinions with their peers as they discuss current events.

  • Course Length: 1 semester
  • Course Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)