Sheltered Social Science Courses

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    MODERN WORLD HISTORY 1, SH

    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
    PREREQUISITIES: Reading grade level of 4.0+

    Modern World History 1 SH is designed for advanced ELD students who are concurrently enrolled in ELD 3-4. It is a sheltered course for ELD students who do not have the language ability to pass mainstream (regular) Modern World History. During the first semester, students learn fundamental geography skills , and major topics students will study in the course are the roots of democracy, political revolutions of the eighteenth century, industrialization in the Western world and the era of new imperialism.  Finally, students further develop comprehension skills, vocabulary skills, and study skills.

    MODERN WORLD HISTORY 2, SH

    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
    PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 4.0+

    Modern World History 2 continues the first semester course.  Major topics students will study in the course are World War I, Totalitarianism, World War II and the Cold War.  The goal is to encourage better understanding of these world events.  Of course, there is continued development of the comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills.

    U.S. HISTORY 1 SH

    GRADE 11-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
    PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 5.0

    U.S. History 1,2 SH is designed for advanced ELD, students who are concurrently enrolled in ELD 3-4. It is a sheltered course for those students who do not have the prerequisite language ability needed to pass mainstream (regular) U.S. History. This survey course provides needed background for ELD students who have never previously studied U.S. History as well as reinforcing vocabulary/reading/writing skill. The course dovetails with regular U.S. History in its second semester focus on America in the 20th century.

    U.S. HISTORY 2 SH

    GRADE: 11-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
    PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 5.0+

    U.S. History 2 SH continues the first semester course. Topics parallel those taught in the regular U.S. History class: industrialization, foreign expansion, domestic reform, World War 1, the 20’s and 30’s, W.W.II, the Cold War, world politics, civil rights, Korea, Vietnam, and the social upheaval in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.