The courses that are grouped under the general heading of Social Studies are those that help students master the fundamentals of history, geography, civics, and economics while providing a context within which to analyze current events. Included within this curriculum are Global Studies I/II, United States History, Government/Current Events, and Advanced Placement European History. Students will learn the important role of God in man’s history, his culture, his interaction with the environment, and the forming of governmental and economic institutions. Through the Social Studies curriculum the students will acquire study and writing skills (i.e. using research sources, essay writing), technology skills (i.e. use of the internet and power point), social studies skills (i.e. reading graphs and maps, interpreting statistics), and critical thinking skills (i.e. analyzing and synthesizing information). As these skills are learned and applied, the student will achieve a better understanding of the world around them.
The students will: 1. Develop his or her personal view of their role as Christians in a secular world 2. Identify parts of the major cultures such as values, government, religion, economic systems and the arts. 3. Recognize Gods gift of diversity among individuals, cultures, beliefs, and customs. 4. Gather information and classify issues to solve problems and make moral decisions. 5. Develop research and writing skills.
The goals in Social Studies will be achieved through: 1. Discussion of their faith and how it relates to the domestic and international political view, the role of religion in our domestic and world history, the analysis of changing value systems within our nation and world, and an analysis of how religion has impacted domestic and world history. 2. Discussion, individual research, and group projects students will explore world domestic cultures at different time periods, comparing political and economic systems, the role of religion within that society, and how this is portrayed through the arts. 3. Recognition and appreciation of diversity among individuals and cultures, by becoming familiar with significant historical events, peoples, and places. 4. The awareness of the platforms of American political parties, under-stand international political views, be able to prioritize significant issues and incorporate them into life situations. 5. Improving his or her social study skills, critical thinking skills, technology skills, and writing skills. This will include the writing of thesis papers, participation in debates and discussions, taking notes, outline participation in simulation games, hearing from guest speakers, and having access to the internet.
U. S. History students studied the Civil War and had fun learning "The Virginia Reel" dance.
Seniors in Government Class write prayers on behalf of our country and leaders. Here are some examples of the work of the Class of 2020.
Dear Lord, I thank you for the country of the United State of America. In this country You hav given us an amazing government. You have given us a chance to be whatever we want to be. I thank you for that. I thank you for the opportunity to have the freedoms I possess. Please be with our elected officials in our government system. You have chosen them to lead this great country. Help them to lead us in a way You would lead us personally. I ask more specifically that you would rest your guiding hand on the Donald Trump our president and Mike Pence our vice president. I ask that you grant these two men the wisdom to lead us in our lives as citizens of America. Give them the courage to make the hard decisions that must be made concerning foreign affairs. Provide health to both men for their occupation is very stressful and can have a large toll on their minds and bodies. I ask that you give them the gifts of speech and patience as well. Each man must deal with the press and the questions that come forth. Give them these two gifts when dealing with these things. I ask you all these things in your holy Name. Amen
Dear Lord, Please be with our President Donald Trump as he leads our country. Please give him the wisdom to guide our country while he is president. Please keep his family and all of their loved ones safe. Help President Trump not to stress out or get overwhelmed while in office. Please allow Trump to fulfill his duty to the best of his ability. When he travels keep him safe and help him think clearly through all the distractions he may face. I also pray that you be with Mike Pence our Vice President. Help him to serve the Presdient as he should. Help him guide the President in making decisions. Help him make profitable choices. As he works with the Senate please help them to respect his authority and decisions. Keep Mike Pence and his family safe and keep all their loved ones safe. Please keep him from becoming overwhelmed from all the very important decision he has to make while he is in office. In your name I pray. Amen
Dear God, Thank You for meticulously choosing our leaders for Your purpose. Please be with our President, Donald Trump. Please grant him the peace of heart to not make hasty decisions or get angry at others. Let this serenity guard his thoughts and his actions, impacting others. Give him Your wisdom, grace, and mercy. Give him the wisdom it takes to be a good leader for our country and lead it into healthy change. Let Your grace and mercy be with Donald Trump as everyone is in need of Your daily renewal. Please also give Donald Trump a meek heart that acknowledges Your power and your majesty in his life. Please also be with Senator Amy Klobuchar. Please give her the knowledge it takes to be an impactful and wholesome leaders to that she can bring better things to Minnesota. Please give her an open heart to hear what You have to say. Likewise, bless her with an understanding mind and a gentle spirit so that she can communicate with others effectively. Last but not least, give her joy that only You can give. In Jesus' name, Amen
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