8th Grade Louisiana History
After this school year, students should understand the unique attributes that shaped Louisiana from native inhabitants to the present. By exploring the different influences on Louisiana, students should be able to explain how society, the environment, the political and economic landscape, and historical events influence perspectives, values, traditions, and ideas. Students will use key questions to build understanding of content through multiple sources.
10th Grade Civics
During this school year, students will do the following: investigate the principles that influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States to create a constitutional federal republic; explain the structure, roles, and responsibilities of the United States government; analyze the relationships between the United States and other nations; and evaluate the role of the United States in foreign diplomacy and international trade; analyze and critique how the levels of government generate and allocate revenues to carry out the functions of government; examine how citizens can participate responsibly and effectively in American civic and political life; explain how citizens can become effective decision-makers by applying fundamental economic concepts and reasoning skills in society; demonstrate an understanding of the elements of the United States market economy within a global setting.
11th Grade AP U.S. History (APUSH)
During this school year, students will do the following: use facts and concepts to solve problems, interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from historical events and to relate historical events to contemporary events; understand the social, political, and economic changes that developed between the periods of the United States’ westward expansion, industrial growth, and the Progressive Era; trace the transition in U.S. foreign policy from isolationism to internationalism from the late nineteenth century until the end of World War I; examine the social, economic, and political struggles and achievements that led to the U.S. becoming a world power from the 1920s until the end of World War II; examine the Cold War era and how it influenced U.S. foreign policy decisions, domestic programs, and major social movements; understand the shift in American government and society from a Cold War identity to a culture of global interdependence.
12th Grade World History (WHIST)
aka DE Western Civilization (HIST 102)
During this school year, students will do the following: use information and concepts to solve problems, interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from historical events; examine the political, social, and economic consequences of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Exploration; analyze how developments in science, technology, and philosophies influenced historical events from the 16th through the 19th centuries; examine how the agricultural, economic, and industrial revolutions transformed European society and the world economy; examine how the rise of the nation state led to expansion and conflict and influenced the rise of new nations, political structures, and new forms of governance from the 17th through the early 20th centuries; analyze the causes, events, and consequences of major global events of the early 20th century; analyze major trends and events of global significance in the post-WWII era.
If the student does well enough and is qualified and registered (and pays the required fee) for DE HIST 102, the student will recieve 3 hours credit from SLU for HIST 102.