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US History, Government/Economics- *BTA Business Technology Academy Coordinator  
 
Anthropology, Modern European History, *Co-teaching,  BUILD 
 
Life Skills/WS, US History 
 
Life Skills/WS,  *AP Modern European History
 
Life Skills/WS 
 
US History, Life Skills/WS- *Green Academy Coordinator 
 
Life Skills/ WS, US History- *Co-teaching 
 
Life Skills/ WS, US History
 
* AP US History, Psychology, US History (mainstream)
 
Government/Economics, Co-teaching,* AP US History 
 
AVID, Government/Economics, Life Skills/WS 
 
Modern European History, MEH- LEP (limited English placement)
 
Modern European History 
 
Ortez, Jenny * Department Chair
Modern European History,  *Co-teaching, MEH-LEP (limited English placement)  
 
Modern European History, Government/Economics- *Green Academy 
 
Government/Economics, LEP* (Limited English Placement)
 
 
 
Department Course Description

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The Woodside High School Social Studies department offers four required courses and two electives.

 

Freshmen: Life Skills / World Studies 1 and 2 - Life Skills focuses on decision making, mental, social and community health, and substance abuse. World Studies provides an overview of the history, geography and culture of the non-western world. Levels- regular and LEP*.

 

Sophomores: Modern European History - A study of the history and geography of Europe. Levels - regular and LEP*, and Advanced Placement.

 

Juniors: United States History - A study of the history of the United States with a focus on the 20th century. Levels - regular, LEP*, and Advanced Placement

 

Seniors: American Government and Economics (one semester of each). Each course is a survey of the major concepts and structures of government and economic systems. Seniors also complete the Senior Thesis,  a required individual research project.  Levels - regular and LEP*.

 

Electives: Anthropology and Psychology.  These courses are open primarily to juniors and seniors. * 

 

* LEP= Limited English Proficient - for English language learners new to the country.