• SOCIAL STUDIES

    GLOBAL STUDIES 9
    Ninth grade Global Studies covers ancient world history. The curriculum contains the themes of world history, geography, economics, and political systems from pre-history to 1750.  The ninth grade curriculum has 5 units of study, 5 continuous themes and the four Regents standards integrated within it.


    Grade: 9
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    GLOBAL STUDIES 9 HONORS
    Global Studies 9 Honors covers ancient work history. The curriculum contains the themes of world history, geography, economics, and political systems from pre-history to 1750. The ninth grade curriculum has 4 units of study, 10 continuous themes, 10 ‘Regents standards with in it, and provides the foundation for the content tested on the Global Studies 10 regents exam.


    Grade: 9
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Criteria listed pg. 16
    Credit: 1.0

    Level: H


    GLOBAL STUDIES 10
    Global Studies 10 covers modern world history.  The tenth grade curriculum contains the regents themes of world history, geography, economic systems, and political systems from 1750 to the present day. The tenth grade curriculum has 4 units of study, 4 continuous themes and 4 regents’ standards within it.  Assessment is a state Regents exam based on thematic essays, document based questions, comprehensive questions, and constructed response questions.


    Grade: 10
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Global Studies 9
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    GLOBAL STUDIES 10 HONORS
    Global Studies 10 Honors covers modern world history. The tenth grade curriculum contains the regents themes of world history, geography, economic systems, and political systems from 1750 to the present day. The tenth grade curriculum has 4 units of study, 10 continuous themes, and 10 regents’ standards within it. Assessment at the end of the course is a state regent’s exam.

    Grade: 10
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Criteria listed pg.
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: H


    US HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
    This course contains units about U.S. geography, background of U.S. Government, the Constitution as a foundation of our society, and Constitutional issues reflected in court decisions.  It also includes a chronologically organized course in U.S. History from pre-colonial days to the present with an emphasis on the U.S. as an industrialized nation and our relationships with the rest of the world.  Passing this Regents exam is required for graduation.


    Grade: 11
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Global Studies 10
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    US HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT HONORS
    This advanced course contains units about US geography, background of the US constitution as a foundation for our society, and constitutional issues reflected in court decisions in much deeper depth than regular class. It also includes a chronologically organized course in US History from pre-colonial days to the present with an emphasis on the US as an industrialized nation and our relationships with the rest of the world. Passing this regents exam is required for graduation.

    Admission to this class is based on Advanced Class criteria listed on page 12 of this guide.

    Grade: 11
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Criteria listed pg.
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: H


    ECONOMICS (transfer students only)
    Economics is a semester long course that provides students with an overview of basic economic concepts/principles and how it applies to the real world.  Both microeconomics and macroeconomics will be included.  There will be a heavy emphasis on current events and local, state and national issues.  Finally, a basic understanding of economics in Seneca Territory will be addressed. This course fulfills senior level graduation requirements.

    Grade: 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: R


    PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT (transfer students only)
    Government is a semester long course that examines the general structure and functions of the local, state, and national government in the United States and including the Seneca Nation of Indians. Students will be required to do community service and attend meetings.  They will learn their basic rights and responsibilities as a citizen.  This course fulfills senior level graduation requirements.

    Grade: 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: R


    ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT
    Economics/Government Honors is a full year course that combines the NYSED graduation and standards requirements for Government and Economics.  The course focuses on the decision-making process, problem solving and civic participation in contemporary times.  The premise is that no decision is purely political or economic but a combination of both. Students will be required to analyze current events, perform community service, and attend meetings. 

    Grade: 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT HONORS
    Economics/Government Honors is a full year course that combines the NYSED graduation and standards requirements for Government and Economics.  However, this is a more rigorous, reading intensive and writing intensive course. The course focuses on the decision-making process, problem solving and civic participation in contemporary times.  The premise is that no decision is purely political or economic but a combination of both. Students will be required to analyze current events, perform community service, and attend meetings. 


    Grade: 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Criteria listed pg.
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: H


    SENECA/IROQUOIS ECONOMICS and GOVERNMENT
    Seneca/Iroquois Economics and Government is an alternative to Economics and Government. The only difference between the two courses is the use of Seneca Nation resources and a look at issues through a more Seneca lens. It is a full year course that combines Government and Economics NYSED standards and requirements. This course is focused on both the decision making process and civic participation in contemporary times. The premise is that no decision is purely political or economic but a combination of both. In addition, students will be required to analyze current events, perform community service and attend governmental or business meetings.


    Grade: 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SENECA HISTORY
    The course will focus on the history, culture, arts and contemporary experiences of the Seneca. Whereas previously acquired student knowledge focuses on the American Indian experience from pre-Columbian times to the early National period, this course of study is designed for students in grades 11-12 and seeks to connect that knowledge with contemporary issues of Seneca sovereignty, land, government, law, and economic development. Most importantly, students will learn that the Seneca experience is an integral aspect of the American experience from the beginning to the present day.


    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    GLOBAL INDIGENOUS STUDIES
    What is culture? What is a civilization? What drives human behavior? And, why do we care? These essential questions will form the basis of our class as we study ancient societies from throughout the world. You will be challenged to analyze societies outside your own and not only enjoy the differences but find commonalities of all humans.


    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisites: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    IROQUOIS STUDIES
    Students in this full year course will study the journey of the Onodowaga (Refers to Seneca People) that live here in the area of the Allegheny Mountains. Students will make and follow a time line that will give an overview of their historical events and celebrations of the seasonal ceremonial cycle. Along with this timeline, students will utilize hands-on activities that embrace the culture of this great nation, which includes but not limited to: corn husk doll making, basket making, beadwork, traditional food preparation and tasting as well.

    This course is an elective and does not meet the WL graduation requirement

    Grade: 9
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: G


    HORRIBLE HISTORY
    Human rights advocates agree that, sixty years after its issue, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still more a dream than reality. Violations exist in every part of the world. Students will learn about the historical context for the creation of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and international organizations who address human rights violations. They will also study several human rights violations and the actions or inaction taken to address them.


    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisites: English 10 and Global 10 (including Global Regents exam)
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    SOCIAL HISTORY of ROCK and ROLL
    In Social History of Rock and Roll students will examine the creation and social commentary embedded within the most influential music of the modern era. This class will encourage the analysis of music through multiple perspectives including lyrical commentary, the reception from the American/World population, and the coverage/criticism of music by the mainstream media and government. The course will feature an enduring project that will last the entirety of the course. The goal of this project is to connect a student’s favorite band or musician to the history of music. Students will identify the influence that musicians and artists, past and present, have had on their chosen band, specifically through the lens of social commentary and historical discourse culminating in a capstone project presentation.

    Grade: 11, 12 (10th with Teacher Recommendation)
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisites: None
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G


    U.S. HISTORY THROUGH FILM
    In the course “U.S History through Film”, students will take an in-depth look at major themes and events from various stages throughout our history.  This class will bring new insights and greater understanding to the rise, development and influence of the United States of America, both domestically and internationally.  Students will focus on the evolving fundamentals of the political, economic and social institutions that formed to shape the path of American History.  Beginning in Colonial America, the course will blaze the trail from the American Revolution to the present incorporating modern issues such as Terrorism and International Cooperation.

    Grade: 12 (11 with Teacher Recommendation)
    Length: 20 weeks
    Prerequisite: Passed both Global Studies and U.S History courses and Regents exams
    Credit: 0.5
    Level: G