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   Modern American History Foundations
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    Modern American History supported mirrors the Modern American History curriculum. Instructional support and academic assignments vary depending upon class needs. This course covers our nation’s history from post reconstruction to the present. Major topics addressed are the Growth of Labor, Industrialization, Immigration, Imperialism, Progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, End of Iron Curtain, and the War on Terror. Current events are included throughout the course. This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● Civics or Civics Foundations.
● Composite score of Basic or Below Basic on PSSA Reading. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
   Honors Modern American History
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    This course covers our nation’s history from post reconstruction to the present. Major topics addressed are the Growth of Labor, Industrialization, Immigration, Imperialism, Progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, End of Iron Curtain, and the War on Terror. The course stresses document based questions (DBQ) of primary sources, it also introduces students to elements of the AP exam. Current events are included throughout the course. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click ​here for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have completed one of the following:
● Honors Civics with a B or higher.
● Civics with an A AND a teacher recommendation.
   Civics Foundations
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    Civics Foundations mirrors the Civics curriculum. Instructional support and academic assignments vary depending on class needs. The course will provide a comprehensive background for the understanding of United States citizenship and the foundations and operation of American government. Students will apply this understanding to our nation, function of government, and election issues. This course will emphasize civic participation by the students.
This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​. PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● Early American History.
● Composite score of Basic or Below Basic on PSSA Reading. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
   Civics
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    Civics will provide a comprehensive background for the understanding of United States citizenship and the foundations and operation of American government. Students will apply this understanding to our nation, function of government, and election issues. This course will emphasize civic participation by the students.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have all of the following:
● Early American History.
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