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    Mr. Paul Himmelberger
    Department:  Social Science
    Room# 5216
    Office Hours 8:00 to 9:00 AM Daily by appoinment
    Period 1: American Government:         Meeting Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/crk5u4kqny
    Period 2: US History & Geography      Meeting Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/fk25krzxpm
    Period 3: US History & Geography      Meeting Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/f2ylwlc33p 
    Period 4: US History & Geography      Meeting Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/fjtevxqpgj
    Period 5: US History & Geography      Meeting Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/d3lm7vkfsu
    Period 6: Preparation Period
    Course Descriptions
    U.S. History and Geography
    Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century Students in grade eleven study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.
    Principles of American Democracy
    Students in grade twelve pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, with particular attention paid to important historical documents such as the Federalist Papers. These standards represent the culmination of civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities, and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.