Social Studies courses are divided into three main areas. Each area includes courses designed to meet the needs of students with various backgrounds and abilities. In each of these courses certain skills will be stressed, including critical thinking, interpretation of charts, graphs, pictures, maps, cartoons, and statistics relating the past to the present, note taking and outlining, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, understanding cause and effect, and written and oral expressions of ideas. Current technology will also be used to supplement the learning process highlighting the importance of research.
This course will focus on macroeconomic concepts and the analytical skills necessary to understand how the economy operates and the consequences of various approaches to solving complex economic problems. Fundamental topics such as the world economy, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, comparative advantage, productivity, aggregate supply and demand, national income, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, scarcity, and opportunity costs will be introduced.