(a-g) / Graduation Requirement
5 Credits
Grade Level: 9
Grade Restrictions: 9th – 12th Grades

Prerequisites: None

(Satisfies the Social Science Graduation Requirement and the UC/CSU Elective “a-g” requirements)This is a one year long social science course designed for 9th grade students.  As an interdisciplinary introduction to social science, the course provides the foundation for the later study of World and United States History, Economics, and United States Government. This course also blends in contemporary global issues into every unit of study. This course will introduce and develop skills that will be needed in subsequent social studies classes, such as mapping, analyzing social change over time and comparing and contrasting diverse cultures.  Additionally, students will receive a 6 week unit addressing the rigors of high school at the beginning of the school year.