This class studies and evaluates the foundations of the English colonies of North America, the formation of an American identity, the disintegration of British possession of the colonies, the establishment of an American republican government, the political traditions of the American State, the breakdown of American cohesion, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

In World Geography students will examine the relationships among people, places, and environments that result in the many patterns found on the Earth’s surface.

Students in this course will use the tools and methods of geography to study the some of the principal regions in the world – Russia & its Neighbors; North Africa & the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; South, East, and Southeast Asia.

We will study the influence of geography on events of the past & present and analyze how location affects human activities and creates the different systems seen throughout the world. We will compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment itself.

This academic course examines the major turning points in American history beginning with the events directly following the American Civil War. From there, we will explore the major reform movements, the changing nature of business and government, foreign intervention, the Great Depression, Second World War, the United States as a world power, the Cold War and the struggle to achieve class, ethnic, racial, and gender equality.

The course extends to the modern day. Contemporary issues such as globalization, economic interdependence, terrorism and world cultures will also factor into our analysis of international conflict and cooperation.