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Robert C. Byrd High School
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One Eagle Way

Clarksburg, WV 26301




World Studies To 1900:  7037 
Credit: 1 unit (as needed to graduate) 
Prerequisite:  U. S. Studies to 1900 
This study of the world emphasizes the historic, economic, geographic, political, and social structure of various cultural regions of the world from the dawn of civilization to the interdependent world of the twentieth century.   Special attention is given to the formation and evolution of societies into complex political and economic systems.   Geography/map skills and critical thinking skills are emphasized.

U. S. Studies To 1900:  7031 
Credit: 1 unit  
Prerequisite: none 
This program of study follows the evolution of the Constitution as a living document and the role of participatory democracy in the development of a rapidly changing technological society.   This study of the United States is an examination of the formative years from pre-Columbian civilizations to its transformation as a dominant political and economic influence in the world.   Special emphasis is placed on how the challenges of setting expansive and widely differing environments were met by a diverse population.

Twentieth-Twenty First Century Studies:  7033 
Credit: 1 unit  
Prerequisite: U. S. Studies to 1900 
The focus of this course is and identification and study of the interaction of geographic, political, economic, and historical factors.   Such factors provide students a framework to examine and appreciate the changing nature of societies and the increasing interdependency of the United States and the world.   Students will contrast and evaluate past and present world concerns and hypothesize about problems and solutions for the future.   Students will realize the importance of well informed citizens in a diverse society and their place in the democratic process.

Civics/Government:  7094 
Credit: 1 unit  
Prerequisite: none 
Civic education is essential for active participation by informed citizens.   This course will emphasize a study of government and individual rights and responsibilities.   Examination of rules and laws and the need for authority is crucial to maintaining a safe society for diverse individuals and groups.   Civic understanding increases as students develop the skills to make informed decisions, to resolve conflicts peacefully, to articulate and defend positions, and to engage in the civic and political life of their communities.



Credit: 1 Unit

This course is an investigation into the American Experience as it has been shaped over time by the human condition. Students will encounter a college level rigor designed for preparation to take the AP US History exam in the spring as well as to earn 1 social studies high school credit. There will be a variety of assignments including, projects of inquiry, other forms of research, essay writing, and tests which will aid students to investigate essential questions.


Credit: 1 unit

This course explores the political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operation of our government and shape our public policies. The express purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the AP Exam for U.S Government and Politics. The course is for all intents and purposes taught on a college level and it requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class. The objectives of this course go beyond a basic analysis of how our government “works.” Students will develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political system, as well as their rights and responsibilities as citizens.