This one-year course presents historical and contemporary views of people, places, events and dates from multiple perspectives. Students will examine how the development of the United States of America has been impacted by many influences including its resources, documents, ideals, relationships with other nations and its peoples whose many cultures have enriched the country. Upon completion of the course, students will have developed the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy the Minnesota Academic Standards in U.S. History.
This one-semester course is designed to prepare students to makeimportant economic decisions in their personal lives and as citizens ofa democratic society. This study of economics will enable students tomake reasoned judgments about personal finances and the economic policydecisions of the various levels of government. Understanding of howmarkets work and of the tradeoffs involved in trying to accommodateunlimited wants with limited resources is essential for meaningfuldemocratic dialogue on what governmental bodies should be doing. Withthis background, students have better chances of achieving the Americandream.
In AVID 11 it is my goal to have all students take the ACT test,improve their Cornell notes, and to take my class on two collegevisits.AVID is a nationally recognized college-preparatory program aimed atstudents in the academic middle (B and C students). The purpose of thisprogram is to provide students with both the tools and support theyneed with more challenging coursework to help them develop the skillsnecessary to be prepared to enter any four-year college or universityafter high school.