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Grade 10 Courses

Civics - Honors
First Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 511
Prerequisite: Approval of the Coordinator of the IDEA program in accordance with the state and district guidelines.
Description: This course examines the local, state and national governments of the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on the skills necessary to become a productive participatory United States citizen in the 21st century. The class of 2004 IDEA team will take Civics Honors during their senior year.

Foundations of American History - Honors
Second Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 512
Prerequisite: Approval of the Coordinator of the IDEA program in accordance with the state and district guidelines.
Description: This is the first of three U.S. History semesters. The course is designed for students intending to attend a four-year college or university who would like to earn college credit. It will include an in-depth study of the social, political and economic development of the United States concentrating on those aspects necessary to understand contemporary society. The course should be followed by the full year U.S. History- Advanced Placement.

Civics
1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: College Civics - 591
Post-Secondary Civics - 593
Concepts in Civics - 595
Prerequisite: Required of all grade 10 students.
Description: This course is designed to examine all major areas of federal, state and local government. It will focus on the responsibilities of citizens in American democracy and the individual rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Foundations of American History
1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: College Foundations of American History - 592
Post-Secondary Foundations of American History - 594
Concepts in Foundations of American History - 596
Prerequisite: Required of all grade 10 students.
Description: Foundations of American History begins the three semester sequence of the governmental, economic and social history of our country. Course content is frequently paralleled with the content of English II; many units are multidisciplinary. Please Note: Foundations of American History does not count toward the one credit of U.S. History for graduation.

Civics Social Studies/ESL
Full Year 1/2 credit/sem.
Code: Sem A 553, Sem A 554
Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from ESL beginning or approval of the Department Head of ESL.
Description: This course is intended to provide many ESL students an opportunity to explore many social studies topics including current affairs, economics and world history. It may be taken for a full year or one semester. This is a social studies credit and a .5 civics credit.

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