Antelope Valley School District

Social Science

CIVICS 16623

Civics credit
UC “a-g” US History
(Semester Course)
OPEN TO GRADE: 12
Prerequisite: None

The basic requirement for a democracy is an informed population. Civics builds upon student’s knowledge of U.S. History to explore the working of government including the Constitution, the court system, federal, state and local government.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: UNITED STATES AP 16628

ECONOMICS HONORS 16629

(semester course)
Civics/Economics credit
UC “a-g” Elective credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 12
Prerequisite: Entrance examination and teacher recommendation

Civics AP/Economics Honors is a one two semester, intensive survey course on politics, the American government, and governments around the world. Emphasis will be placed on writing and discussions of contemporary political problems. The course is designed to prepare students for the AP test in May, which, if passed, can be used as college credits for the student.

ECONOMICS 16624

Economics credit
UC “a-g” Elective
(Semester Course)
OPEN TO GRADE: 12
Prerequisite: None

Economics is a course which introduces students to the world of money and finance. Students learn about various aspects of the economy—from balancing a checkbook to balancing the national deficit. This course helps to prepare the student to function in our market economy.

U. S. HISTORY 16619

U.S. History credit
UC “a-g” U.S. History credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 11
Prerequisite: None

A conventional survey of American History studying the important ideas and concepts that have developed in our changing society.

U. S. HISTORY AP 16625

U.S. History credit
UC “a-g” U.S. History credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 11
Prerequisite: Recommendation of World History Teacher, Entrance Examination.

A seminar class based on a conventional survey of American History focusing on studying and analyzing the important ideas and concepts that have developed in our changing society. An emphasis will be placed upon a sound understanding of the principles of heritage, which have made present day American life possible. This course will utilize textbooks, paperbacks, many supplementary library materials and appropriate audio visual aids for purposes of discussion. The course meets the district requirements for graduation and will prepare the student for the advanced placement test for use at any participating university.

WORLD HISTORY 16622

World History credit
UC “a-g” History
OPEN TO GRADE: 10
Prerequisite: None

In this course, students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world from ancient times to the present, with major emphasis on the twentieth century. The course will begin with an examination of current world issues and will proceed to connect with students’ past learning by studying the rise of democratic ideas. Other major topics will include: The Industrial Revolution, the rise of Imperialism and Colonialism, World War I, Totalitarianism in the 20th Century, the Second World War, and Nationalism in the contemporary world.

WORLD HISTORY AP 16653

World History credit
UC “a-g” History credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 10
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. Entrance essay, questionnaire, and approval from the AP teacher.

A seminar class based on a survey of civilization starting with ancient China, India, Greece, and Rome through the end of the 20th century. Other areas of discussion will be the spread of religions throughout the world, the changes in civilization in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Further emphasis is place on the industrialization of society and the major social, political, and economic changes during the 19th and 20th century. This course will utilize textbooks, audio- visual and supplementary materials as primary source documents in helping to aid discussions. The course meets the district requirements for graduation. This course will prepare the student to take the Advance Placement test at the end of the year. The Advance Placement Tests are used by participating universities as credit for college classes.