geography is the study of how people live on the earth and why they live a
certain way. When we study how people live in the world, it is very important
to ask WHERE we see things happening and WHY THERE. We live in a world full of
inequality and conflict. We live in a global age. What happens in other
countries affects the United States and vice versa. We see human geography in
our local community every day. The topics of human geography directly affect
students' lives today and will shape their future. This course will produce
students who better understand global events and the forces that affect their
own lives and communities.
- Teacher: Brenda Popovic
This is a required, two-semester course that investigates the history of the world from the Classical Period (600 BCE) to the present. The central objective is to help one understand the world and how it arrived at its present condition.
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- Teacher: Lucio Diaz
This course provides review materials for students who must pass an exam on the United States Constitution, the Illinois State Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Flag Code. All students must pass this exam to satisfy graduation requirements of both the state of Illinois and Township High School District 214.
- Teacher: Pat Thorburn
This course focuses on the world's physical features, how they blend with social systems, and how they affect economies, politics, and human interaction.
By understanding how political and economic systems influence international events, students will develop the skills and knowledge they will need to be contributing citizens: they will be able to make informed choices, prudently use resources, and function as effective participants in the society and economies around them.
This advanced course was established to expose and instruct students in the social science field of psychology. This is one of the most exciting courses in which a student will ever participate. Students will be able to simultaneously achieve a better understanding of psychology and of him or herself. However, a student must remember to be patient in his or her psychology studies. Since psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior, and being that humans are quite complex, there are sometimes more than one explanation for the same situation, behavior, or event. There are portions of psychology where there is only one correct answer to a question, but there are also areas where there are several acceptable answers to a question—those that are supported by quality research and logic.
This course provides a behavioral study of oneself in relation to human group behavior. Specific units will include sociological methodology, cultures, institutions, values, marriage, family, sexuality, and social issues. This course will introduce consumer education topics that will be completed in Sociology 2 (07720). Students must complete both semesters 07710 and 07720 to satisfy the state consumer education requirement.