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Learning lessons from the past using Primavera’s interactive social studies format is exciting. Students take virtual field trips such as visiting the Challenger Space Center and experience history in a whole new way.

COURSE CATALOG

Click on a course below for description, suggested grade level and prerequisite requirements:

World History A explores the key events and global historical developments from hunter-gatherer societies to the Industrial Revolution. Students examine and analyze historical periods and interact with primary and secondary sources, readings, biographies and other materials that paint a picture of world history and encourage students to explore historical topics.

Suggested grade level: 10
Prerequisites: None

American History A covers the establishment and growth of the United States, with a focus on the ideas that shaped America’s history. Students examine and analyze historical periods and interact with materials that paint a full picture of early American history and explore historical topics.

Suggested grade level: 11
Prerequisites: None

American History B begins by evaluating the changing lifestyle of Americans during the 1920s, and how their lives dramatically changed as the United States experienced the Great Depression. Students explore the key events, leaders and policies up to Barack Obama’s first term.

Suggested grade level: 11
Prerequisites: None

American Civics and Government provides students with knowledge of the history and philosophy of the United States government and its principles, which guide our democracy. The course focuses on the functions and duties of the three branches of government. Special attention is given to political participation, the rights and responsibilities of citizens and government systems of the world.

Suggested grade level: 12
Prerequisites: American History A & B Recommended

The Civics: Citizenship test is an Arizona Department of Education graduation requirement that reviews and assesses knowledge about the government of the United States, citizens’ rights and responsibilities, and American history. Specifically, students learn about the US Constitution and its amendments, the branches of government, the various rights and responsibilities of citizens, the US economy, the nation’s geography and symbols as well as other related areas.

NOTE: Required for Graduation

Grade: PASS or FAIL (a letter grade will not be issued)
Suggested grade level: 8-12
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the principles and the applications of economics in everyday life. Students develop an understanding of limited resources, and compare it with unlimited wants and needs. They learn how individual and national economic decisions are made to allocate goods and services among competing users.

Suggested grade level: 12
Prerequisites: None

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