Santa Barbara Unified School District

Social Studies Courses

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School

This course is designed to provide students with a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. The course furthers the AAPLE Academy mission to develop informed, passionate leaders by deepening their understanding of the American political system, developing their leadership skills, and inspiring them to lead. The course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. All the institutions of government, both formal and informal, are studied. An introduction to political theory is included. The final elements of the AAPLE Leadership Thesis Project completed. The reading and writing work assigned are of a college level and provide a very scholarly approach to this discipline.

Transcript title and course number: AmGov AAPLE AP 082321

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This survey of Chicano culture and its Native American/Mexican roots studies the major developments in history, politics, literature, art, music, language, and folklore of Mexico and the west/southwest, encompassing the pre-Columbian period to present day. Special emphasis is placed on events, contributions and concepts that have forged the Chicano culture. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: ChicanoStdies P 100085

Grades: 9-12; Alta Vista Alternative High School

Students will learn about the history of the Civil War. As they study the Civil War, students will detect patterns in the way people thought and acted, see familiar patterns in how battles were won and lost and also note how events happening today affect the future. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Civil War P 100400

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 7. It incorporates Core Knowledge topics in addition to 7th grade social studies standards, which include the history and geography of the ancient world, the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. Besides learning how to respond to essay questions and write creatively, students will experience hands-on learning as they role-play, examine primary source materials, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. Seventh grade Core Knowledge history topics go beyond the Age of Exploration into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students will read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to America becoming a world power, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, and World War II to prepare for more in-depth knowledge and analysis of the world we live in.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 7 H 888512

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 7. It incorporates Core Knowledge topics in addition to 7th grade social studies standards, which include the history and geography of the ancient world, the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. Besides learning how to respond to essay questions and write creatively, students will experience hands-on learning as they role-play, examine primary source materials, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. Seventh grade Core Knowledge history topics go beyond the Age of Exploration into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students will read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to America becoming a world power, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, and World War II to prepare for more in-depth knowledge and analysis of the world we live in. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 7 P 888511

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 8. It incorporates Core Knowledge history topics in addition to 8th grade social studies standards. Eighth grade content standards in social studies follow the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of minority groups, which make up the American people. Core Knowledge 8th grade history topics go beyond progressivism into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to World War II, the Vietnam War, the Middle East conflicts, as well as the Civil Rights Era, to prepare students for more in-depth knowledge and analysis. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 8 H 888514

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is taught within a three period block along with Core Knowledge 8. It incorporates Core Knowledge history topics in addition to 8th grade social studies standards. Eighth grade content standards in social studies follow the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of minority groups, which make up the American people. Core Knowledge 8th grade history topics go beyond progressivism into the twentieth century local and global conflicts. Students read from various sources and study both historical and literary works related to World War II, the Vietnam War, the Middle East conflicts, as well as the Civil Rights Era, to prepare students for more in-depth knowledge and analysis. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments including explanatory, argument, narrative, and short research-based writing in order to practice and refine reading and thinking skills. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowSoc 8 P 888513

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

Presents modern theories of price formation, industrial organization, factor pricing and income determination. Emphasis on U.S. markets and their relationships with the rest of the world.

Transcript title and course number: ECON 101 SBCC 086580

Grades: 9-12

Systematic analysis of the factors which determine national income, business cycles, unemployment and inflation. Overview of U.S. banking structure.

Transcript title and course number: ECON 102 SBCC 086583

Grades: 9-12

A college prep one semester course, Introduction to Economics VADA, is designed to help students identify, analyze, and understand the major ideas and problems involved in the study and practice of economics within VADA. An analytical and problem-solving approach is used, with mathematics largely confined to geometric models, bar graphs, and schedule analysis. Relevant historical and current events are used as case studies to illustrate real world application of economic theories. The course offers the student the opportunity to study the distinction between the theories economists have developed and application of those theories to solving real economic problems. Econ Econ VADA is linked with VADA Studio Art sections through collaborative projects that express learned elements of the academic class in creative ways. Integrated projects include a graphic/information design aspect reflecting course content. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Econ Intro VADA 086522

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

This is a one- (HL1) or two-year (HL2) course of study that will provide candidates with a critical understanding of the economic world in which they live by applying economic concepts to real world problems. It will also provide candidates with a sound knowledge and understanding of economic principles, theories, concepts, models, and skills. The course will prepare candidates for further study in economics, business, and related subjects, and for their future lives in work, personal finance, and politics. Topics include an introduction to economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international perception, and experience.

Transcript title and course number: Econ HL 1 IB 088901

Grades: 11-12

This is a one- (HL1) or two-year (HL2) course of study that will provide candidates with a critical understanding of the economic world in which they live by applying economic concepts to real world problems. It will also provide candidates with a sound knowledge and understanding of economic principles, theories, concepts, models, and skills. The course will prepare candidates for further study in economics, business, and related subjects, and for their future lives in work, personal finance, and politics. Topics include an introduction to economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international perception, and experience.

Transcript title and course number: Econ HL 2 IB 088902

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

The Advanced Placement European History course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in European History. In addition to chronological coverage of European history, emphasis is given to conceptual and interpretive understanding. Students are expected to develop a breadth of historical knowledge about European history from 1450 to the present. In addition, students will develop the ability to express what they have learned through the textbook, bibliographical assignments, and extensive essay writing.

Transcript title and course number: Euro History AP 082820

Grades: 11-12; Dos Pueblos High School

IB History of the Americas (IBHOA) is a two-year course that focuses on key social, political, economic, and cultural themes and events in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, as well as key topics throughout the world in the 21st century. IBHOA follows both a thematic and chronological format. It is important to emphasize this is not simply a U.S. history course. IBHOA is a comparative inquiry wherein students examine relationships and interactions among nations and peoples.

Transcript title and course number: HistAmHL 2 IB 088120

Grades: 11-12

IB History of the Americas (IBHOA) is a two-year course that focuses on key social, political, economic, and cultural themes and events in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, as well as key topics throughout the world in the 21st century. IBHOA follows both a thematic and chronological format. It is important to emphasize this is not simply a U.S. history course. IBHOA is a comparative inquiry wherein students examine relationships and interactions among nations and peoples.

Transcript title and course number: HistAm IB SL 088100

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Transcript title and course number: Human Geog AP 082620

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Students will learn argument writing, argument research, public speaking skills, and will participate in short speeches and three debate formats (short “one on one” debates, long “two on two” debates and parliamentary debates). Students will learn the fundamentals of the Civil and Criminal Justice system, including the rules of trial procedure and evidence. Students will prepare for and participate in a Mock Trial (Mock Trial Competition Cases will be used) either as an attorney or witness. Through this course students will improve their persuasive public speaking. Students will develop an increased understanding of many important current issues and develop an increased understanding and appreciation of our judicial system. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Intro to DMT 093005

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

A college prep one semester course, Introduction to Economics, is designed to help students identify, analyze, and understand the major ideas and problems involved in the study and practice of economics. An analytical and problem-solving approach is used, with mathematics largely confined to geometric models, bar graphs, and schedule analysis. Relevant historical and current events are used as case studies to illustrate real world application of economic theories. The course offers the student the opportunity to study the distinction between the theories economists have developed and application of those theories to solving real economic problems. This class is for students who are already enrolled in the MAD Academy.

Transcript title and course number: Econ Intro MAD 086523

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

A college prep one semester course, Introduction to Economics, is designed to help students identify, analyze, and understand the major ideas and problems involved in the study and practice of economics. An analytical and problem-solving approach is used, with mathematics largely confined to geometric models, bar graphs, and schedule analysis. Relevant historical and current events are used as case studies to illustrate real world application of economic theories. The course offers the student the opportunity to study the distinction between the theories economists have developed and application of those theories to solving real economic problems. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Econ Intro P 086520

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

This course is designed to expose the student to the American legal system through an interdisciplinary historical, philosophical, and sociological approach, employing outside speakers, group discussions, group interaction, trial simulations, and films.

Transcript title and course number: Law/Society 100330

Grade: 12

The purpose of the AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economic. This is a semester long course for students who are already enrolled in the MAD Academy.

Transcript title and course number: MacroEconMAD AP 086591

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

Transcript title and course number: MacroEcon AP 086590

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

Transcript title and course number: MicroEcon AP 086595

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This one semester course utilizes the curriculum of a freshman year survey course in U.S. government. Students will study the principles, institutions, and processes of the national, state, and local levels of government in the United States, including topics such as the Constitution, federalism, the powers and interactions of the three branches, political ideology, parties and interest groups, the court system, civil liberties, and civil rights. Students will develop increased skills of analysis, synthesis and communication. Meets the government requirement.

Transcript title and course number: POLS 101 SBCC 082300

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior,and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.

Transcript title and course number: Psychology AP 083685

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

This one semester course will examine race, class, and gender issues in the U.S. Students will trace the historical roots of racism, prejudice, classism, sexism, and homophobia. Through debate and discussion, students will understand how history has led to a hierarchy of race, class, and gender in the U.S. Also, students will examine how different races are portrayed in mass media. Students will analyze news programming, literature, music, television, and film. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Social Dialogues 082580

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Students in the 7th grade study the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archaeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Throughout the year, students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying how to respond to essay questions and to write creatively, students experience hands-on learning as they analyze artifacts, examine primary source materials, role play, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Appropriate level instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. The program is closely aligned to the 7th grade history California Content Standards.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Soc Stu 7 H 887150

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Students in the 7th grade study the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archaeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Rome, China, Japan, Africa, The Middle East, Medieval /Early Modern Europe, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Throughout the year, students will develop basic geographic literacy, reading, and writing skills, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying how to respond to essay questions and to write creatively, students experience hands-on learning as they analyze artifacts, examine primary source materials, role play, engage in simulation activities, and work cooperatively. Appropriate level instruction and materials are differentiated within the framework of the Common Core Standards for literacy in History /Social Studies. The program is closely aligned to the 7th grade history California Content Standards. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Soc Stu 7 P 887250

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

The course follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Beginning with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, students will begin an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups which make up the American people.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Soc Stu 8 H 888130

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

The course follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Beginning with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, students will begin an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups which make up the American people. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Soc Stu 8 P 888230

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This one semester course is designed to give students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up American politics.

Transcript title and course number: Govt/Poli US AP 082330

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

This one semester course is designed to give students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up American politics. Students who wish to take this course must also be enrolled in the MAD Academy. The course instruction, assignments, and assessments will place an emphasis on multi-media art and design.

Transcript title and course number: GovPolUS MAD AP 082332

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

A college prep one semester course, American Government is designed to teach students the structure and function of all levels of our government - federal, state, and local. Students will learn how they can affect the government and how it affects them. They will have the opportunity to learn of their civic role and responsibilities in the structure of local, state, and national governments. Students who wish to take this course must also be enrolled in the MAD Academy. The course instruction, assignments, and assessments will place an emphasis on multi-media and design. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Am Govt MAD P 082362

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

A college prep one semester course, American Government is designed to teach students the structure and function of all levels of our government - federal, state, and local. Students will learn how they can affect the government and how it affects them. They will have the opportunity to learn of their civic role and responsibilities in the structure of local, state, and national governments. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Am Govt P 082320

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

In addition to meeting all benchmarks and standards described in the regular program course description, VADA American Government & Econ is linked with VADA Studio Art AP and honors sections through collaborative projects that express learned elements of the academic class in creative ways. Integrated projects include a demographically driven marketing campaign (Get Out the Vote), graphic illustrations of major constitutional amendments, and poster designs depicting watershed court cases. All projects have a graphic/information design aspect reflecting course content.

Transcript title and course number: Am Govt VADA AP 082354

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

A college prep one semester course, American Government is designed to teach students the structure and function of all levels of our government - federal, state, and local. Students will learn how they can affect the government and how it affects them. They will have the opportunity to learn of their civic role and responsibilities in the structure of local, state, and national governments. Students who wish to take this course must also be enrolled in VADA. The course instruction, assignments, and assessments will place an emphasis on visual art and design. In addition to meeting all benchmarks and standards described in the regular program course description, VADA American Government & Econ is linked with VADA Studio Art AP and honors sections through collaborative projects that express learned elements of the academic class in creative ways. Integrated projects include a demographically driven marketing campaign (Get Out the Vote), graphic illustrations of major constitutional amendments, and poster designs depicting watershed court cases. All projects have a graphic/information design aspect reflecting course content. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Am Govt VADA P 082350

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School

The Advanced Placement American History course for 11th graders is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination. In addition to chronological-topical coverage of United States history, its background and development, emphasis is given to conceptual and interpretive understanding, as well as a focus on significant social issues. The AAPLE scholar in addition focuses on the development of a sophisticated understanding of leadership in the history of nation - the people and events and ideas that inform leadership in the United States and in the young AAPLE scholar’s own quest for leadership. The students are expected to develop a significant depth and breadth of historical knowledge and the ability to express what they have learned through textbook and bibliographical assignment and extensive essay writing.

Transcript title and course number: USHist AAPLE AP 100191

Grade: 11; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This is a college level course designed to prepare students for the annual Advanced Placement examination. In addition to chronological-topical coverage of America's background and development, emphasis is given to conceptual and interpretive understanding. Students are expected to develop a breadth of historical knowledge and an ability to express what they have learned through textbook assignments and extensive essay writing.

Transcript title and course number: US History AP 084500

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

This is a college level course designed to prepare students for the annual Advanced Placement examination. In addition to chronological-topical coverage of America's background and development, emphasis is given to conceptual and interpretive understanding. Students are expected to develop a breadth of historical knowledge and an ability to express what they have learned through textbook assignments and extensive essay writing. Students wishing to take this course must be enrolled in the MAD Academy. Many assignments are projects that align with what students are learning in their MAD Elective courses. US Hist MAD AP is linked with MAD American Literature thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: US Hist MAD AP 084512

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

This course begins with a review of U.S. History from colonial times through the end of the 19th century and continues with studies of the Progressive Era, World War I, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Hemispheric Relationships in the Postwar Era, the Civil Rights Movement, American Society in the Postwar Era, and the U.S. in recent times. MAD American History is linked with MAD American Literature thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: US History MAD P 100190

Grade: 11; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

This course begins with a review of U.S. History from colonial times through the end of the 19th century and continues with studies of the Progressive Era, World War I, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Hemispheric Relationships in the Postwar Era, the Civil Rights Movement, American Society in the Postwar Era, and the U.S. in recent times. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: US History P 100090

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

This is a college level course designed to prepare students for the annual Advanced Placement examination. In addition to chronological-topical coverage of America's background and development, emphasis is given to conceptual and interpretive understanding. Students are expected to develop a breadth of historical knowledge and an ability to express what they have learned through textbook assignments and extensive essay writing. Students wishing to take this course must be enrolled in VADA, and many assignments are projects that align with what students are learning in their VADA Elective courses.

Transcript title and course number: US Hist VADA AP 084522

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

This course begins with a review of U.S. History from colonial times through the end of the 19th century and continues with studies of the Progressive Era, World War I, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Hemispheric Relationships in the Postwar Era, the Civil Rights Movement, American Society in the Postwar Era, and the U.S. in recent times. In addition to material presented in classes, VADA American History is linked with American Literature, thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: US History VADA 100195

Grades: 9-12; Alta Vista Alternative High School

In this semester long course, students will be able to do the following:
Explain why the United States got involved in Vietnam.
Identify U.S. objectives regarding Vietnam.
Describe the United States home front during the Vietnam War.
Identify the impact of the Vietnam War on soldiers and civilians.
Identify the outcome of the Vietnam War.
Explain the impact of the Vietnam War on American foreign policy.
This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Vietnam Era P 100355

Grades: 9-12

In a semester long online course, students will examine the growth of human society from our earliest beginnings to the present. Students will study such topics as agricultural societies, ancient civilizations, empires, trade, and migration. Additionally, students will answer questions such as: How do the interactions between people, the environment, and ideas form cultures, civilizations, and societies? In what ways have human choices shaped history? This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: World Civ P 083700

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

In a year long online course, students go on a journey around the world in which they will learn about the physical and human geography of various regions. They will study the history of each region and examine the political, economic, and cultural characteristics of the world in which we live. Students will also learn about the tools and technologies of geography such as globes, maps, charts, and global information systems. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following: select and use geographic tools to get information and make predictions, compare places based upon their similarities and differences, identify geographic factors that influenced historic events, evaluate the interrelatedness and interdependence of physical and human systems and their impact on our earth, analyze the role played by culture in the spatial organization of the earth, and define the key geographic concerns facing the world and strategize methods to deal with these issues in the future. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: World Geo P 083705

Grade: 10

This survey course covers the history of the world from 10,000 BCE to the present day, focusing specifically on the social, political, economic, and cultural trends that have shaped and molded human society since our existence. Designed to train you on the work of a historian, this course will do more than give you an in-depth understanding of the past, it will challenge you to think critically about it and connect deeply with it. As an AAPLE Cohort Class the course will place an emphasis on world leaders and will integrate leadership focused curriculum. You will examine the writings of historians, picking out bias, evaluating their use of evidence, and analyzing their arguments. Because history is more than just written sources, you will be analyzing various types of artifacts from different time periods and places, including images, objects, and songs, drawing conclusions based off the evidence you find. As an AAPLE Cohort class and to further the leadership and service objectives of the Academy, you will develop your argumentation skills, both orally and in writing. You will truly learn what it means to be a global citizen and global leader, learning more about cultures and peoples different from our own. In short, the course is designed to introduce you to college level learning and to broaden your understanding of the world and humanity with an emphasis on leaders of the world.

Throughout the course, you will be adding entries to your AAPLE Leadership Portfolio, either through writing or presenting. One of the most exciting arguments historians debate is the role of the individual in shaping the progress of history. Can one person really have an impact? World History is full of examples to investigate and search out. You will be reflecting in the impact of these individuals and what caused them to be so influential as we progress through the history of humanity.

Transcript title and course number: WldHst AAPLE AP 086844

Grade: 10; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

The purpose of this college-level course is to develop 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 causes and consequences as well as comparisons among major societies. The 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 the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to 1000 C.E. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity from that point to the present.

Transcript title and course number: World Hist AP 086840

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

The purpose of this college-level course is to develop 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 causes and consequences as well as comparisons among major societies. The 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 the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to 1000 C.E. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity from that point to the present. World History MAD AP is linked with English 10 MAD H thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: WldHis MAD AP 086842

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

This course begins with a review of historical events from the classical era up through the Renaissance and continues with studies of the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, World War I, the rise of communism and fascism, World War II, post-war nationalist movements, and unresolved problems of the modern world. Emphasis is on major political, economic, geographic, and cultural considerations, which have shaped today's world and its people. MAD World History is linked with MAD English 10 thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: WldHis MAD P 100200

Grade: 10; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

This course begins with a review of historical events from the classical era up through the Renaissance and continues with studies of the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, World War I, the rise of communism and fascism, World War II, post-war nationalist movements, and unresolved problems of the modern world. Emphasis is on major political, economic, geographic, and cultural considerations, which have shaped today's world and its people. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: World History P 100095

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

The purpose of this college-level course is to develop 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 causes and consequences as well as comparisons among major societies. The 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 the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to 1000 C.E. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity from that point to the present. World History VADA AP is linked with English 10 VADA H thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: WrldHst AP VADA 086843

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

This course begins with a review of historical events from the classical era up through the Renaissance and continues with studies of the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, World War I, the rise of communism and fascism, World War II, post-war nationalist movements, and unresolved problems of the modern world. Emphasis is on major political, economic, geographic, and cultural considerations, which have shaped today's world and its people. In addition to meeting all benchmark and standards described in the regular program World History course description, World History VADA is linked with English 10 VADA thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: WldHis VADA P 100205