Social Studies Courses

Recognizing that history is ultimately God’s plan for dealing with mankind and His relationship with His Son, Coulee Christian School will strive to help students understand the political, economic, and social processes that affect human society. It is important to understand that, because of God’s unique creation, there is a necessity to be informed of an analyze the past for present and future applications of various cultures, groups, and eras in order to accept their place in God’s plan.

Students are required to complete three (3) credits in Social Studies for graduation.


United States History

Length: Full year
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0

This course examines the history of the United States of America, from the period of post-Civil Wars Reconstruction to the 20th Century. The events highlighted throughout the course include those which have shaped the nation; such as the Western Expansion, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War Era, and into modern times.

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World History

Length: Full year
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0

World History provides an overview of the history of the world from a Biblical perspective. Beginning with Creation, the growth and change of civilization is examined. The course includes the study of ancient cultures, such as Babylon, Egypt, China, Rome, and Greece; the spread of culture into Europe; and the movements toward the modern world.

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Geography

Length: Full year
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0

The purpose of this course is to inform and instruct students about God’s creation. Students will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments. Students gain geographical perspectives on the world by studying the earth and the interactions of people with places where they live, work, and play.

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American Government

Length: Full year
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0

This course will explain why government is necessary. Students will discuss the impact of biblical values in the early American society, identify the basic differences between the major forms of government, discuss the historical circumstances surrounding the creation of the Constitution, as well as other aspects important to the United States government. The course also includes a look at the historical and modern-day methods of carrying out America’s foreign policy.

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Economics

Length: Full year
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0

A Biblical perspective is used to introduce students to many basic economic ideas which include, but are not limited to supply and demand, prices and quantities, types of economic systems, inflation, money, and banking. The first semester of the course takes an in-depth look at the basic principles of economics. The second semester looks at the ethical foundations of economics, along with a study of globalization and its economic effects.

Students also participate in a practical application stock market simulation contest throughout the year. The winner of the competition is awarded the “Midas Touch” award at the end of the year Awards Night.

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20th Century History

Length: Full year
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisites: United States History, World History
Credit: 1.0

This course includes a study of the major social, political, economic, and military-diplomatic events which helped to shape our world in the 20th Century. These events, which include World Wars I and II, the Cold War, the rise of new types of government, and the birth of nations will be examined in light of their impacts on the world and God’s hand moving among the nations.

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