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Department Chair

Nate Martell
nate_martell@fuhsd.org

AP USH Diagnostic?

Students who took the AP USH diagnostic should consider the results carefully, in addition to their overall workload, before committing to this intense course. For additional information & perspectives directly from students on the AP USH class, click the link below:

 

http://tinyurl.com/LHSAPUSHvideos

Social Studies

World History

World History (10 credits)
Grade level: 10
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved Social Studies; subject area A
Recommended: None

In this course, students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world and the rise of Democratic ideas from the late eighteenth century to the present. The year begins with an introduction to current world issues and then continues with a focus on the expansion of the West and the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world including Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

* Sheltered course offered for English Language Development (ELD) students; sheltered placement by staff approval

United States History or AP United States History

US History (10 credits)
Grade level: 11
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved Social Studies; subject area A
Recommended: None

In this course, students study the History of the United States in the twentieth century. The year begins with a review of U.S. History prior to the 20th Century. After the review unit, this course will study:  America at the turn of the Century, United States as a world power, the 1920’s, the Great Depression and New Deal, United States in World War II and the post-war period, U.S. foreign policy since World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and the Unites States in contemporary society.

* Sheltered course offered for English Language Development (ELD) students; sheltered placement by staff approval

 

AP US History (10 credits)
Grade level: 11
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved Social Studies; subject area A
Recommended: Students should have earned a “B” or better in their previous history class and have strong writing skills.

This survey course gives students a thorough grounding in facts, and goes on to examine the significance of facts, their contexts, their causes and results. This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and material in United States history.  Students learn how to read historical material analytically and critically, to weigh historical evidence and interpretations and to arrive at conclusions on the basis of facts. Students should expect a steady and heavy load of reading from the text book, in addition to Document Based and Free Response essays that put particular demands on historical knowledge and the ability to make and prove a historical argument.  Unlike the mainstream US History course, where there is single focus on the US in the 20th Century, AP US History covers the entire scope of our history, from the Amerindian settlements to contemporary American issues.  The course makes demands similar to those found in introductory college courses and prepares students for success on the AP US History test held in early May.

Students interested in taking AP USH are expected to take the AP USH diagnostic exam.

Economics

Economics (5 credits)
Grade level: 12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved college preparatory elective; subject area G
Recommended coursework: none

The course covers economic principles such as production, supply and demand, profits, distribution of goods, competition, money and banking, government monetary and fiscal policies, credit insurance, securities market and comparative economic systems.

US Government or AP US Government

US Government (5 credits)
Grade level: 12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved social studies course (1 semester credit); subject area A
Recommended coursework: none

The goals of this course are to give an understanding of democratic processes and an awareness of the values and social framework that support them. Major units in the course are federal government, state government, political parties and elections and selected issues of government in the United States.

 

AP US Government (5 credits)
Grade level: 12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved social studies course (1 semester credit); subject area A
Recommended coursework: Students should have earned a “B” or better in their previous history class and have strong writing skills

The advanced placement course in government parallels an introductory college course in political science. The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of and critical perspective on the system of US government politics, policy and practices.  Instruction emphasizes understanding course content by way of in-depth research and analysis.  Furthermore, students will apply their understanding of the subject matter to both historical and current political events and analyze their impact on American society.  AP US Government and Politics is a tightly structured, highly demanding, fast-paced college-level course in which students study a year’s amount of curriculum in only one semester.  Students will be required to read the college-level textbook and supplemental readings.  Expository writing will be required. Ideally, this course is really for those students who are specifically interested in government and politics.

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Social Studies Course Sequence

Grade 9
no class

Grade 10
World History

Grade 11
US History or AP USH

Grade 12
US Government or AP US Government (1 semester)
AND Economics (1 semester)