To affect change in the community students must be empowered with certain skills and knowledge to enable them to be active community members. To this end, students learn US history and government to function as educated citizens. However, being Muslims it is also critical that they are aware of the invaluable influence of Islam and Muslims in America and around the world. Islam is a comprehensive faith mandating social, political and economic structures in society. Students learn history and government from an Islamic perspective to be able to analyze and evaluate the societal systems around them, and also appreciate the effect of Islam on their current world view.
World History emphasizes events and developments in the past that greatly affected large numbers of people across broad areas and that significantly influenced peoples and places in subsequent eras. Key events related to people and places as well as trans-cultural interaction and exchanges are examined in this course. Students are expected to compare and contrast events and developments involving diverse peoples and civilizations in different regions of the
This course, a continuation of eighth grade U.S. History, is a survey of four areas-(1)the enduring impact of Civil War and Reconstruction; (2)effects of Industrial Revolution and immigration; (3)United States in world affairs through World War I;(4) and major developments of the 1920s and 1930s. The second half of this course is a survey of the following four areas- (1)World War II and its impact; (2)domestic policies 1945-1970; (3)the impact of the cold war; (4) cultural change in post-war America. Students will be able to examine significant ideas, beliefs and themes; organize patterns and events; analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland and the United States. Geographical skills emphasized in this course include forming research questions, acquiring information by investigating a variety of primary and secondary sources, organizing information by creating graphic representations, analyzing information to determine and explain patterns and trends, and presenting and documenting findings orally and/or in writing.
American Government AP
American Government, Advanced Placement is a college level course based on content established by the College Board. It begins with an analysis of the Constitution, the foundation of the American political system. Students study the three branches of government, administrative agencies that support each branch, the role of political behavior in the democratic process, and the workings of political parties and interest groups. Topics include: (1) constitutional underpinnings of United States government, (2) political beliefs and behaviors, (3) political parties, interest groups, and mass media, (4) institutions of national government, (5) public policy, and (6) civil rights and civil liberties. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: