Economic Literacy is designed to give students life-long money management and business skills by covering topics as far ranging as setting personal career goals, household budgeting, civic responsibility, to protecting one’s credit score and personal identity, to savings, investing, income tax and financial planning. The eight units of Economic Literacy will nurture the students’ understanding of how the ongoing interrelationships of economics, finance and politics will shape their personal financial lives. The students will develop their understandings of money management and finance by learning and practicing the academic skills of researching, reading, critical thinking, analyzing, and synthesizing historical stock information.
Unit 1 – Income and Careers
Unit 2 – Planning, Saving, and Investing
Unit 3 – Credit and Debt Management
Unit 4 – Money Management
Unit 5 – Becoming a Critical Consumer
Unit 6 – Civic Financial Responsibility and Taxes
United States History II
US History II is designed to help students to understand the origin, the development and the heritage of the United States, from a philosophic, a chronologic and a spatial perspective. In this course, students will acquire knowledge of American history from the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929 to the geopolitical events of the world today, with major emphasis on the developing role of the United States in the post-WWII world.
Unit 1 - The Great Depression, The New Deal, and World War II
Unit 2 - Postwar United States: Cold War
Unit 3 - Postwar United States: Civil Rights and Social Change
Unit 4 - Contemporary United States: Domestic