Degrees and Certifications:
BA History MA Teaching
Mrs. Laura Gibb
This course explores the framework and functions of the three levels of American government. After reviewing the background and origins of government, students will study how the federal, state, and local governments function. In preparation for the Maryland High School Assessment in government, a strong emphasis will be placed on the Core Learning Goals for social studies. The focus of the course is specifically on the structure and function of government. Neither the class nor state curriculum is structured to promote any sort of partisan viewpoint. Current events will be infused into each of the major units of study to help students make civics real and relevant to their experiences. Ultimately, the course is meant to give students a foundational understanding of the tenets and structures that underly our democracy.
Graduation requirements require the passage of both the course and state administered Government HSA.
Honors US History
This course is a survey of United States History, covering industrialization to present day. In chronological order, we will examine the political, social, and economic factors that have impacted the United States. As an Honors course, students are expected to adhere to a high standard of academic rigor in preparation for future AP classes and post-secondary education. The Honors course has increased opportunities for reading and in-depth analysis. In addition, students will be working to improve their academic writing skills to meet the demands of history-specific questions.
Library of Congress
A great databank of historical sources for primary and secondary sources.
AP Psychology College Board Description
This includes descriptions and course outline for AP Psychology from College Board.