Social Studies

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    World History Online / Honors World History Online (H3315S1PV/H3315HS1PV)

    This course provides a study of world history. Included in the first semester of the ASD world history curriculum are the geographic regions of Greece, Rome, India, The Far East; China, Japan, Korea, and Africa. Geography, humanities, religions, government, economy, society, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which these areas of the world will be explored.

    US History Online / Honors US History Online   (H3317S1PV/H3317HS1PV)

    This online course provides the study of United States history with some integration of world history. Historiography, geography, economics, government, humanities, sociology, religions, philosophy, science, and technology are some of the themes/perspectives by which US history will be examined. The first semester will investigate/explore the American experience through the post WW I era (roaring twenties) and the beginning of the Great Depression. The second semester will investigate/explore the American experience from the Great Depression through contemporary America.

    Alaska Studies Online (H3310PV)

    Alaska Studies is an in-depth exploration of the rich geographic and cultural background of the state and its people from the early native peoples to the Russian era through statehood to the present. This course includes an examination of the geography, history, and political and economic forces that have shaped contemporary Alaska. Content is organized around the five themes of, population, land, resource, governance, and cultural landscape. The course seeks to ensure that students have a strong foundation in the historic and cultural contexts of issues facing the state so they will develop a broad sense of community and strengthen skills that will encourage thoughtful consideration of issues and choices facing Alaska.

    Economics Online (H3080PV)

    This course is designed to teach students economic concepts and principles and to introduce them to important economic institutions. Students will learn to apply economic reasoning to their lives as citizens, consumers, workers, and producers.


    Consumer Economics  Online (H3082PV) NOT NCAA APPROVED

    This course focuses on the economic way of thinking and application of basic economics with an emphasis on financial literacy. Students will explore a number of microeconomic and macroeconomic issues, and global markets as they relate to the individual in the economic system. They will learn how their economic choices affect their lives as citizens, consumers, workers, and producers.

    US Government Online (H3075PV)

    This course is founded on the belief that to become an informed and active citizen, an understanding of government is essential. This course will feature both the structure of government and the function of politics. It will include both theory and practical application of the following: 1) foundations of United States government, 2) institutions and policymaking, 3) principles of the United States constitution, 4) roles and responsibilities of the citizens and 5) political behavior.

    Psychology Online (H3685PV)

    Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior from early childhood through old age. Students will explore how an organism's physical state, mental state, and external environment affect behavior and mental processes. Sample topics include: how people learn, think, feel and behave; how developmental stages are important in the human life cycle; how self-concept is developed through relationships with parents, peers and culture; and how brain functions are affected by environmental conditions.


    AP Psychology Online Sem 1(H3687PV )

     This year-long online course is designed to introduce the highly motivated student to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are introduced to the psychological facts, principles and phenomenon associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Topics include: the history of psychology, contemporary approaches to behavior, how to understand one’s own behavior, strategies for dealing with life experiences and how to apply psychological principles to society.

    Criminology Online (H3615PV)

    Criminology is a study in the nature and causes of crime, its control and related punishment issues. Students will explore online why people become criminals, how we control criminals and how crime affects young people. Sample questions include: What are common crimes? How do juvenile crime patterns compare with adult? What are the different types of crimes? How do we police? What is organized crime? How does a citizen become part of the solution? How are property crime patterns different from violent crime patterns?