Social Studies 2018-19

U.S. HISTORY

YOUNG REPUBLIC HISTORY

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesdays

9:30 – 10:30

The American Revolution had been won but the struggle for the future of the United States was just beginning. This class will explore how thirteen rowdy states truly became unified, created a new government and faced the challenges of nation forging. From Shay’s rebellion to Constitutional Convention and Ratification, through Presidential administrations and finally concluding with the War of 1812 this class picks up where Revolutionary History ends. You will meet the heroes, villains, victors and victims of our early history and understand the motivations and ideals that shaped The United States of America.
COST:   $125 per semester

Revolutionary America

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesday

10:30 – 11:30

What made Americans throw off the rule of Great Britain? John Adams said the Revolution in America occurred before a shot was ever fired. This 1st semester class will give students and understanding of the decade before the War for Independence when the ideals that would become our Declaration and Constitution were formed. We will have a special focus on first person accounts and documents from contemporary sources. Each student will also be creating their own unique final project that is limited only by their creativity and effort. Past projects have included building of ship models, cooking period food, a student coming to class in character as Billy Flora and a demonstration of the rules for dueling. Students who complete the 1st semester are encouraged to join our 2nd semester that begins after Lexington and Concord.

COST:  $125.00 per semester

The course is recommended for 7th -12th grade but younger students will be considered on a case by case basis if you contact the teacher in advance.

CONTACT:  Dan Shippey

PHONE:  714-421-8448

EMAIL:  dan@breedshill.org

WESTERN CIVILIZATION

OTHER CLASSES

U.S. Government

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

4:30 – 5:30

Start: Monday, September 10, 2018

Off/ No Class: 11/08 (Columbus Day) & 11/19 (Thanksgiving)

Duration: Fall 2017 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students) + $15 materials fee (supplemental reading packet)

  1. Textbooks:  Holt-McDougal United States Government (2012)
  2. ISBN 978-0-547-45138-1
  3. (Several used copies of both are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

Supplemental Reading packet

  • Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)
  • Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors
  • ISBN: 0-923568-962

 

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, citizenship, elections, legislature, Supreme Court, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  Students will better understand how the U.S. government was created, how it evolved, and how it affects our daily lives now. This course can be applied to CS/UC admission requirements for social science.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URLhttp://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Psychology

Taught by

Karin Detweiler

Monday

3:30 – 4:30

Start: Monday, September 11, 2017

Off/ No Class: 11/08 (Columbus Day) & 11/19 (Thanksgiving)

Duration: Fall 2017 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:

  • Holt-McDougal Psychology (2010) – Author, Spencer A. Rathus
  • ISBN 13:978-0-55-400401-3 or 10: 0-55-400401-1
  • (Several used copies are available from Amazon.)
  • (Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

 

  • Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)
  •                      Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors
  •                      ISBN: 0-923568-962

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about basic psychology theory, psychological methods, how we learn, memory, intelligence, life span development, personality, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  The study of psychology is constantly evolving.  It is exciting to learn about how the human mind works!  This course can often be used towards high school elective requirements.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URL: http://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Sociology

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

3:30 – 4:30

Second Semester Class

Start: Monday, January 07, 2019

Off/ No Class: 01/14 (MLK Jr. Day), 02/18 (President’s Day), 03/198(tentative), 04/02 (Easter)

Duration: Spring 2019 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:    HOLT Sociology (2008)

ISBN-13: 978-0-03-093561-9

(Several used copies are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)

Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors

ISBN: 0-923568-962

How does society work?  How does it affect our daily lives? How do we impact others?  These, and other questions, are explored.  This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about cultural diversity, social structures, life span development in society, relationships, changing social world, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  This course can often be used towards high school elective requirements.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URL: http://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Economics

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

4:30 – 5:30

Start: Monday, January 07, 2019

Off/ No Class: 01/14 (MLK Jr. Day), 02/18 (President’s Day), 03/18 (tentative), 04/02 (Easter)

Duration: Spring 2019 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:    HOLT Economics: Concepts and Choices (2009)

ISBN-10: 0547082940

ISBN-13: 978-0547082943

(Several used copies are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

 

Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)

Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors

ISBN: 0-923568-962

 

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about economic theory, economic systems, market structures, free enterprise, micro/macro economics, international trade, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  This course can be applied to CS/UC admission requirements for social science.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Email: karin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URLhttp://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel