NEISD No. 4120
World Geography - 9th Grade (Credit 1.0)
Students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems and interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region. Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems throughout the world. Students identify the processes that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies. Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Student use problem solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions. NEISD No. 4121
World Geography PRE AP - 9th Grade (Credit 1.0)
This advanced level course is an enriched and more comprehensive coverage of the regular World Geography course. Emphasis is placed on in-depth study of topic areas, critical analysis and writing skills to prepare students for AP level courses. This course requires a significant amount of time on the part of the student. A summer reading program may be required. NEISD No. 4213
World History - 10th Grade (Credit 1.0)
This course offers an overview of the entire history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which democratic-republican governments evolved as well as the ideas from historical documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economics. Student use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence. NEISD No. 4215
World History Studies AP - 10th Grade (Credit 1.0)
AP World History is designed to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their cause and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of historical evidence. Focused primarily on the past thousand years of world history, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, instructional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to 1000 C. E. A summer reading program may be required.
NEISD No. 4113
U.S. History - 11th Grade (Credit 1.0)
In this course, which is the second part of a two-year study of United States history that begins in grade 8, students study the history of the United States since Reconstruction to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post-Cold Ware eras, and reform movements including civil rights. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and analyze causes and effects of the Great Depression. Students examine the impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of the federal government and analyze efforts to expand the democratic process. Students describe the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. Students analyze the impact of technological innovations on the American labor movement. Students use critical-thinking skills, including explaining and applying different methods, that historians use to interpret the past, including points of view and historical context.
NEISD No. 4115
AP U.S. History - 11th Grade (Credit 1.0)
This is a college level course that covers U.S. History from exploration to current times. The course is designed to cover U.S. historical, cultural, social, and political events that have placed a significant part in the development of the history of the United States. This course is ideally suited for those students planning to major in Liberal Arts at the college level or for those who are seeking advanced standing in college studies through the passage of the Advanced Placement, CLEP, or departmental testing programs. Students are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examination in May of each year. A summer reading program may be required. NOTE: This course does satisfy U.S. History credit for graduation.
NEISD No. 4346
U.S. Government - 12th Grade (Credit 0.5)
In Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, function, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. This course is the culmination of the civic and governmental content and concepts studies from Kindergarten through required secondary courses. This course provides and opportunity to study in depth the foundation of the United States political system; to analyze the political institutions, processes, and values of the system; to analyze the structure and functions of the government on local, state, and federal levels; and to study the major documents which will include the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Federalist Papers. Students put into practice the content and concepts they have learned about responsibilities on the civic level. NEISD No. 4350
A.P. U.S. Government - 12th Grade (Credit 0.5)
This is a first-year college level course in American Government. The course is designed to examine, in depth, the foundations of the American political system through an extensive review of the nationís Constitution, its three branches of government, the policy making process of the government, the growth and development of political institutions and parties, the influence of the bureaucracy and media on policy making, and a study of state and local government structures. Emphasis in the course will be placed on the development of research skills, the interpretation and analysis of primary and secondary documents, and on writing of critical essays on political issues and problems. The course is ideally suited for those students planning to major in the Social Sciences or for those seeking advanced standing in college government should they desire to take the Advanced Placement exam in government or to validate credit through other means. A strong writing background is pre-supposed as are good study habits and strong self-motivation. Students are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examination in May of each year. A summer reading program may be required. NOTE: This course does satisfy U.S. Government credit for graduation.
NEISD No. 4822
Economics - 12th Grade (Credit 0.5)
This course provides opportunities for students to study basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services. Content builds an understanding of the essential components and benefits of the free enterprise system. Students study such concepts as scarcity, economic interdependence, the market system, prices, economic stability, and growth.
They examine the role of government in the American economic system, and explore selected aspects of international economic systems.The course gives students insights into the techniques and tools used by economists in analyzing data. Students are also provided opportunities to acquire competencies and knowledge of practical economic functions.
NEISD No. 4825
AP Economics - 12th Grade (Credit 0.5)
The AP program in economics provides a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in a typical college introductory Microeconomics or macroeconomics course. In Microeconomics, students are given a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. Macroeconomics places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops students familiarity with economics performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. Students are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examination in May of each year. A summer reading program may be required. Students are expected to take the AP exam in Economics upon completion of the course. Economics AP may be used to meet the Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System requirement for graduation.
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