Social Studies


Terre Haute North Social Studies Curriculum

World Geography
1546 – R 01008                                                                                                                                  
World Geographyallows students to study the interaction of humans and their environments in a world setting. Students study global patterns of physical and cultural characteristics, including the Earth/sun relationship, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, landforms, climate, vegetation, population, economic and political structures, culture, cultural diffusion, and international and interregional connections. Using maps, geographic representations and technology such as geographic information systems (GIS) students will examine spatial relationships, the interaction of physical and cultural characteristics of designated places, areas, or regions. Students are expected to apply knowledge of geographic concepts and uses of geography to inquiry, research, and participatory processes. Guiding course content are the themes of location, characteristic of place, human/environmental interaction, movement between places, and regions. Emphasized are elements of the National Geography Standards: The World in Spatial Terms, Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems and Environment and Society.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and
·      Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

World History, Advanced Placement
1576 – R 01018 – R 01019
R 01029 – Topics in History-World – Third Trimester AP Test Prep course
World History, Advanced Placementis a course that provides students with the content established by the College Board. The course will have a chronological frame from the periods 8000 B.C.E. to the present. AP World History focuses on five overarching themes (1) interaction between humans and the environment, (2) development and interaction of cultures, (3) state-building, expansion, and conflict, (4) creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems, and (5) development and transformation of social structures. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit each semester
·      Fulfills a Social Studies requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Geography and History of the World
1570 – R 01003 – R 01004
Geography and History of the Worldis designed to enable students to use geographical skills and historical concepts to deepen their understanding of major global themes including the origin and spread of world religions; exploration; conquest, and imperialism; urbanization; and innovations and revolutions. Geographical and historical skills include forming research questions, acquiring information by investigating a variety of primary and secondary sources, organizing information by creating graphic representations, analyzing information to determine and explain patterns and trends, and presenting and documenting findings orally and/or in writing. The historical geography concepts used to explore the global themes include change over time, origin, diffusion, physical systems, cultural landscapes, and spatial distribution and interaction. Using these skills, concepts and the processes associated with them, students are able to analyze, evaluate, and make predictions about major global developments. This course is designed to nurture perceptive, responsible citizenship, encourage and support the development of critical thinking skills and lifelong learning, and to help prepare Indiana students for the 21st Century.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester
·      Fulfills a Social Studies requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
World History and Civilization
1548 – R 01005 – R 01006                 
THN Suggested Grade Level: 10 – 12
World Historyemphasizes events and developments in the past that greatly affected large numbers of people across broad areas and that significantly influenced peoples and places in subsequent eras. Key events related to people and places as well as transcultural interaction and exchanges are examined in this course. Students are expected to compare and contrast events and developments involving diverse peoples and civilizations in different regions of the world. They will examine examples of continuity and change, universality and particularity, and unity and diversity among various peoples and cultures from the past to the present. Students are also expected to practice skills and process of historical thinking and research and apply content knowledge to the practice of thinking and inquiry skills and processes. There will be continuous and pervasive interactions of processes and content, skills and substance, in the teaching and learning of history.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester
·      Fulfills a Social Studies requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
United States History
1542 – R 01023 – R 01024                 
THN Suggested Grade Level: 11
United States Historybuilds upon concepts developed in previous studies of U.S. History. Students are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and movements in the early development of the nation. The course then gives major emphasis to the interaction of key events, people, and political, economic, social, and cultural influences in national developments from the late nineteenth century through the present. Students are expected to trace and analyze chronological periods and examine the significant themes and concepts in U,S. History. They will develop historical thinking and research skills and use primary and secondary sources to explore topical issues and to understand the cause for changes in the nation over time.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit each semester
·      Fulfills the US History requirement of the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
United States History, Advanced Placement
1562 – R 01025 – R 01026
R 01030 – Topics in History-U.S. - Third Trimester AP Test Prep course      
THN Suggested Grade Level: 11
United States History, Advanced Placementis a course based on the content established by the College Board. The course has a chronological frame from 1492 to the present and focuses on multiple causation and change in United States history over time. A variety of historical themes are examined in order to place the history of the United States into larger analytical contexts. Students are expected to analyze and interpret primary sources and develop awareness of multiple interpretations of historical issues in secondary sources. Historical events and issues in U.S. history are to be examined from multiple perspectives. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit each semester
·      Fulfills the US History requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
United States Government
1540 – R 01042                      
THN Suggested Grade Level: 12
United States Governmentprovides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and practices of constitutional representative democracy in the United States. Responsible and effective participation of citizens is stressed. Students will understand the nature of citizenship, politics, and governments and understand the rights and responsibilities of citizens and how these are part of local, state, and national government. Students will examine how the United States Constitution protects rights and provides the structure and functions of various levels of government. How the United States interacts with other nations and the government’s role in world affairs will be examined. Using primary and secondary resources, students will articulate, evaluate, and defend positions on political issues. As a result, they will be able to explain the role of individuals and groups in government, politic, and civic activities and the need for civic and political engagement of citizens in the United States.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Fulfills the Government requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic
·      Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any
·      diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
United States Government and Politics, Advanced Placement
1560 – R 01043                                                                                                                                  
THN Suggested Grade Level:  12
United States Government and Politic, Advanced Placementis a course based on content established by the College Board. Topics include: (1) constitutional underpinnings of United States government, (2) political beliefs and behaviors, (3) political parties, interest groups, and mass media, (4) institutions of national government, (5) public policy, and (6) civil rights and civil liberties. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Fulfills the US Government requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Economics
1514 – R 01047
THN Suggested Grad Level: 12
Economicsexamines the allocation of resources and their uses for satisfying human needs and wants. The course analyzes economic reasoning used by consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, voters, and government in making decisions. Key elements of the course include study of scarcity and economic reasoning, supply and demand, market structures, role of government, national income determination, the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will explain that because resources are limited, people must make choices and understand the role that supply, demand, prices, and profits play in a market economy. The functions of government in a market economy and market structures will be examined. Students will understand economic performance, money, stabilization policies, and trade of the United States. The behavior of people, societies and institutions and economic thinking is integral to this course.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate diplomas, a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Applied Economics – (JA Econ)
1504 – R 01048                                                                                                                                  
THN Suggested Grade Level: 12
Applied Economicsinvestigates the specific economic effect of market forces and government policies on individuals and major institutional groups, such as business and labor, in the economy. Special attention is given to economic concepts and principles used by consumers, producers, and voters. Learning experiences, such as projects, field trips, and computer applications, are strongly encouraged as ways to demonstrate practical applications of economic concepts.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, one credit
·      Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate diplomas, a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Microeconomics, Advanced Placement (College Challenge Available)
1566 – R 01049                     
THN Suggested Grade Level: 12
Microeconomics, Advanced Placementis a course based on content established by the College Board. The course gives students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economics system. Topics include: (1) basic economic concepts, (2) the nature and functions of product markets, (3) factor markets, and (4) market failure and the role of government. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate diplomas, a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Macroeconomics, Advanced Placement (College Challenge Available)
1564 – R01050
THN Suggested Grade Level: 12
Macroeconomics, Advanced Placementis a course based on the content established by the College Board. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determinations, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Topics include: (1) Basic economic concepts, (2) measurement of economic performance, (3) national income and price determination, (4) economic growth, and (5) international finance, exchange rates, and balance of payments. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors and International Baccalaureate diplomas, a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an Elective for any diploma
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Psychology
1532 – R 01051  
THN Suggested Grade Level: 10 – 12 
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The course is divided into six content areas and uses the scientific methods to explore research methods and ethical consideration. Developmental psychology takes a life span approach to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development. Cognitive aspects of the course focus on learning, memory, information processing, and language. Personality, Assessment, and Mental Health topics include psychological disorders, treatment, personality, and assessment. Socio-cultural dimensions of behavior deal with topics such as conformity, obedience, perceptions, attitudes, and influence of the group on the individual. The Biological Basis focuses on the way the brain and nervous system function, including sensation, perception, motivation, and emotion.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Psychology, Advanced Placement (College Credit Available)
1558 – R 01053
THN Suggested Grade Level: 11 – 12
THN Recommendation: Psychology
Psychology, Advanced Placementis a course based on content established by the College Board. This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes. Topics include: (1) history and approaches, (2) research methods, (3) biological bases of behavior, (4) sensation and perception, (5) states of consciousness, (6) learning, (7) cognition, (8) motivation and emotion, (9) developmental psychology, (10) personality, (11) testing and individual differences, (12) abnormal psychology, (13) treatment of psychological disorders, and (14) social psychology A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Sociology
1534 – R 01054                                                                                                                            
THN Suggested Grade Level: 10 – 12
Sociologyallows students to study human social behavior from a group perspective. The sociological perspective is a method of studying recurring patterns in people’s attitudes and actions and how these patterns vary across time, cultures, and in social settings and groups. Students will describe the development of sociology as a social science and identify methods of research. Through research methods such as scientific inquiry students will examine society, group behavior, and social structures. The influence of culture on group behavior is addressed through institutions such as the family, religion, education, economics, community organizations, government, and political and social groups. The impact of social groups and institutions on group and individual behavior and the changing nature of society will be examined. Influences on group behavior and social problems are included in the course. Students will also analyze the role of individuals in the community and social problems in today’s world.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
International Relations
1520 – R 01055                                                                                                                                  
International Relationsprovides a survey of the formal relations among sovereign states in the international system, emphasizing the operation of diplomacy. The procedures for settlement of disputes and various methods of international conflict resolution are included. This course examines power, interdependence, global development, and international organizations.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Current Problems, Issues, and Events
1512 – R 01056                                                                                                                            
Current Problems, Issues, and Eventsgives students the opportunity to apply investigative and inquiry techniques to the study of significant problems or issues. Students develop competence in (1) recognizing cause and effect relationships, (2) recognizing fallacies in reasoning and propaganda devices, (3) synthesizing knowledge into useful patterns, (4) stating and testing hypotheses, and (5) generalizing based on evidence. Problems or issues selected will have contemporary historical significance and will be studies from the viewpoint of the social science disciplines. Community service programs and internships within the community may be included.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended /Required Prerequisites: none
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit. Course may be repeated for credit if the content of the course changes.
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Asian Studies
1506 – R 01057                                                                                                                                  
Asian Studiesprovides insight into the diverse peoples and cultures of Asia. It offers opportunities to study aspects of culture in one or more Asian countries. Attention is given to religions, traditions, art, literature, and the development of social, economic, and political institutions. Examination of contemporary Asian societies and the interaction of Asia with the United States are components of this course.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
State and Local Government
1536 –R 01058
State and Local Governmentis the study of the function and organization of state, county, city, town, and township government units. The primary focus is on the major factors and issues in the state’s political development. This course also traces the role and influence of political and social institutions on a state’s political development. The implications of this development for governmental units should be discussed relative to current political and governmental situations. Field trips, observations, and interviews with state and local leaders should be encouraged whenever possible.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Ethnic Studies
1516 – R 01059                      
Ethnic Studiesprovides opportunities to broaden students’ perspectives concerning lifestyles and cultural patterns of ethnic groups in the United States. This course will either focus on a particular ethnic group or groups, or use a comparative approach to the study of patterns of cultural development, immigration, and assimilation, as well as the contributions of specific ethnic or cultural groups. The course may also include analysis of the political impact of ethnic diversity in the United States.
·      Recommended Grade Level: None
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Topics in History
1538 – R 01060                                  
Topics in Historyprovides students the opportunity to study specific historical eras, events, or concepts. Development of historical research skills using primary and secondary sources is emphasized. The course focuses on one or more topics or themes related to United States or world history. Examples of topics might include: (1) twentieth- century conflict, (2) the American West, (3) the history of the United States Constitution, and (4) democracy in history.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: United States History or History and World Civilizations
·      Credits: 1 semester/1 credit. This course may be repeated if the material in the course is different from one semester to the next. Topics in History can address different topics in World History or U.S. History.
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Topics in Social Science
1550 – R 01065                      
Topics in Social Scienceprovides students with an opportunity for in-depth study of a specific topic, theme, or concept in one of the social science disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. It is also possible to focus the course on more than one discipline. A subtitle should be included to give a clear idea of the course content. For example, a course focusing on a specific in political science might be entitled, “Topics in Social Science: Comparative Government.” Courses taught under this title should emphasize scientific methods of inquiry and help students develop effective research and thinking skills.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: None
·      Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
 
Advanced Social Sciences, College Credit
1574 - R 01071
Advanced Social Sciences, College Creditis a title covering (1) any advanced social sciences course offered for credit by an accredited postsecondary institution through an adjunct agreement with a secondary school or (2) any other postsecondary social sciences course offered for dual credit under the provisions of 511 IAC 6-10.
·      Recommended Grade Level: Grades 12
·      Recommended Prerequisites: United States History or History and World Civilizations
·      Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
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