2A/3A Personal Finance
In this course, students learn how to manage their personal finances now and in the future. Areas to be covered will include work related forms and laws, taxes, budgeting, banking services, and insurance.
4A/3B U.S. History 2
This course examines the major turning points in American history including the Progressive movement of the early 1900s, World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, and U.S. history over the last 40 years. The course focuses on the geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people, and places U.S. events in the context of world politics.
2B Modern World History
The POR Modern World History curriculum traces the emergence of modern nations and civilization in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Students investigate the evolution of modern Germany, Italy and Russia in the West, and the emerging nations of Asia. They also study the impact of 19th century colonialism in Africa and Asia, those problems which led to the Great War of 1914 and its effect on the world. It traces the development and impact of fascism on the world leading up to World War II. Finally, the students explore the world since 1945 with the emergence of the Cold War, Communist China, modern Japan, the problems of the Third-World nations, and the turbulent world of the Middle East.
4B Integrated Social Studies
The Integrated Social Studies course is thematically planned to coincide with your English, Science, and Math courses. This year we will focus on four themes, one per marking period: My Town, Geography, Weather and Climate, and Sports. In each of the units we will discuss some aspects of history, general social knowledge, life skills, and social issues.