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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On May 2, 2006, at 8:21 AM, Steve Lamb wrote:

Rich Johnson wrote:
Do any schools have _separate_ History  and Geography classes?

    In my day, yes.

You could take History and Geography at the same time?

My history & politics curriculum was:

9th grade (14yr old students) - ''Geography'' - actually Africa, Asia, India as well as Native American. 10th grade (15yr old students) - "World History" -- really the history of Western Empires and their wars; from Athens -> Berlin. Nothing after 1945 though. 11th grade (16 yr old students) - "American History" -- emphasis on NY's role, as well as political movements like Manifest Destiny, Abolition, and Universal Suffrage. Nothing after 1945 was covered in class.

 - Statewide proficiency exam given at the end of the year

12th grade (17 yr old students) - "Government (formerly Civics)"...finally some discussion of contempory events.

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