High School

History Department

World History (9)

(1 credit) Required

World History builds upon previous courses by instructing students in events from the early days of God’s creation to the nation building of the 19th century. This course focuses on the study of numerous nation-states from Great Britain, France, and Germany to the civilizations of the Middle East, India, and China. Students use their knowledge to decipher, appreciate, and appraise the cultural differences of various civilizations.

 

US History (10)

(1 credit) Required

US History builds upon previous United States history courses in discussing people, events, and ideas that originate at the foundation of the United States. This class begins in colonial times and works through the Revolutionary War, the creation of the republic, and the course of the country through the Civil War. With God at its center, this course develops students’ abilities of applying, synthesizing, and evaluating information on people, places, and turning points in the history of the United States.

 

20-21st Century History (11)

(1 credit) Required

The study of this course focuses on the relevance of the last century moving into our current timeline. The focus is on United States history, but the class also covers many international events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. The goal of this course is for students to develop a new and better appreciation for recent history of the United States in the world. It helps advance their abilities in describing, evaluating, and justifying recent events.

 

American Government (12)

(.5 Credit) Required

Through this course, students will examine a Christian’s relationship to government, early governmental foundations and founders, the Constitution, political parties, the branches of government, and foreign policy.

 

Economics (12)

(.5 Credit) Required

This class explores basic economic principles, current economic issues, and the concept of choice and consequence on both personal and global scales. Basic concepts such as utility, opportunity benefit and cost, subjective value, free-market capitalism and other economic models, as well as a biblical perspective of personal finance will be studied.