Students in American History will study the birth and growth of our American nation from the colonial period up until the start of the 20th century. Each unit students will study major events and individuals through a concept lens of understanding. Concepts like independence, diversity, migration, perspective and conflict will be examined in the units on The American Revolution, Birth of the Republic, Westward Expansion and the Civil War.
910 American Institutions
American Institutions will study the organization and functions of our government and economic system. The purpose of this course is to give the students an understanding of the democratic ideals upon which our government and economy are based. The course objectives and activities are intended to help the students to understand the basic political and economic problems faced by our nation; and to prepare the students to make political and economic choices as a responsible citizens
Social Studies AAP
811 American History H
911 American Institutions H
The gifted and talented program at D.C. Everest Junior high School (EDGE) provides above average students with the opportunity of being challenged in the subject of social studies. One section at each grade level 8 and 9 has been identified as part of the EDGE program . Criteria for student selection have been established. Students qualifying for these classes will find them to be more challenging because content will be covered in more depth, and they will be provided with the opportunity to do enrichment activities. Emphasis will also be placed on critical thinking and the further development of other social studies skills.
Social Studies (Alternative)
913 American Institutions (Alternative)
The Alternative Social Studies class at grade nine is designed for those students who are below grade level in reading and have a difficult time succeeding in the normal classroom. Size of these sections will be restricted to allow for individual attention. The curriculum will remain basically the same as the other sections of grade nine, but the rate of learning the content material will be slower. Emphasis will also be placed on learning basic social studies skills. A criterion for student selection has been established by the social studies department.