High School Curriculum

History Courses

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Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment and employs the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities.

History courses typically follow the pattern below. However, in some cases, based on the student’s previous school transcripts, your counselor may assign a history course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements. Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Courses (CC) may include history courses. Note: U.S. History and Government and Economics are required for graduation.

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World Geography

1 credit – typically taken in 9th grade

The perfect map for learning about world geography, this Ignitia course sends students off on a journey of discovery. Through the use of interactive lessons and geographic tools like maps, graphs, and charts, students will travel to every continent to learn about the land and its people.

Traveling the globe has never been more interactive. World Geography will take students across the U.S. and to the very ends of the earth to learn about the physical geography of each region, its culture and society, and its economics and politics. By looking at the history and implications for the future, students will develop their critical thinking and problem solving skill while getting a comprehensive view of the world in which they live.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia World Geography enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Geography Defined
  • Humans & Their Environment
  • North America
  • Central America, South America & the Caribbean
  • Oceania, Australasia & Antarctica
  • Europe & the Balkans
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • North Africa & Southwest Asia
  • Central, South, East & Southeast Asia

World History

1 credit – typically taken in 10th grade (available in Honors)

This interactive world history course explores history from ancient agricultural societies to today's global community. World history covers a broad spectrum of topics that explore the politics, religions, wars, economics, technology and institutions that shaped the past into the future.

Students in this technology-rich history course will gain a broad perspective on how human society has been affected by and will continue to be influenced by the past as they make their way through time. Lessons examine a diverse mix of topics including the origin of man and ancient civilizations, the Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Mongols, the Industrial Age, and the role of the U.S. throughout history.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. World History enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Beginnings of Human Society
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • The Medieval World
  • Renaissance & Reformation
  • Growth of World Empires
  • The Age of Revolution
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • World Wars
  • The Contemporary World
  • Turning Points in Human History

U.S. History

1 credit – typically taken in 11th grade (available in Honors)

Help your students develop a deep sense of pride and understanding as they follow the history of America from settlement through the battle for independence, and from industrialization through its impact on the world today as a global power.

Your students will follow in the footsteps of America's earliest explorers as they go back in time to discover the roots of this nation, chronicle its development, and examine the events that marked turning points in its becoming a global power. Lessons include instruction on the foundation of the Republic, its relationship with England, the Continental Congress, the slave trade, regional lifestyles across the country, the Depression of the thirties, industrialization, the Vietnam conflict, and America today.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. U.S.American History enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Foundations of the American Republic
  • The Constitutional Government
  • National Expansion
  • A Nation Divided
  • At Home & Abroad
  • Peace & Global Conflict
  • A Nation at War
  • Contemporary America

Government and Economics

Two 0.5 credit courses – typically taken in 12th grade

Prepare your students for life after high school with this comprehensive course that helps them understand their government, governments around the world, and the interaction between politics, economics, and the international community.

Give your students the understanding they will need to become citizens with this comprehensive and practical government and economics course. Lessons include an overview of the American government and other governments around the world. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the world in which they live, its politics both nationally and internationally, and the implications of personal and national economic actions.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Government and Economics enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Exploring Governments
  • American Government
  • Political Parties in America
  • History of Governments
  • A Christian & His Government
  • Free Enterprise
  • Business & You
  • The Stock Market
  • Budget & Financing
  • Banking
  • International Issues