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
- 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.