Category: Social Studies

AP-Microeconomics

AP® Microeconomics

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

The AP Microeconomics course provides students with an understanding of the principles of economics as they apply to individual decision-making units, including individual households and firms. The course examines the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of the firm, and the behavior of profit-maximizing firms under various market structures. Students evaluate the efficiency of the outcomes with respect to price, output, consumer surplus, and producer surplus. They examine the behaviors of households and businesses in factor markets, and learn how the determination of factor prices, wages, interest, and rent influence the distribution of income in a market economy. There are ample opportunities to consider instances in which private markets may fail to allocate resources efficiently and examine various public policy alternatives aimed at improving the efficiency of private markets. By taking on the role of a leader at a fictitious company, you will learn fundamental economic concepts, including scarcity, opportunity costs and trade-offs, productivity, economic systems and institutions, exchange, money, and interdependence.

Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-economics-course-description.pdf

Prerequisites:

Solid math and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/apmicroecon

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: not available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Ben Lambert, Huntley Project Schools, ben.lambert@montanadigitalacademy.org

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AP® Human Geography

AP® Human Geography A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

The AP® Human Geography course is designed to provide college level instruction on the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine human social organization and its effect on the world in which we live. Students are challenged to use maps and geographical data to examine spatial patterns and analyze the changing interconnections among people and places.

Access the link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-human-geography-course-description.pdf

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/aphumangeo

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Amy Wallner-Drake, Bozeman High School,  amy.wallner-drake@montanadigitalacademy.org

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AP-US-History

AP® U.S. History A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

AP* United States History prepares students for the AP* exam in May. This rigorous course provides students with the necessary skills to critically analyze events in United States history. Students learn to assess historical materials and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. For a more detailed course description, visit: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_ushist.html?ushist

Prerequisites:

Students should be at a junior-level reading and writing level.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

AP® U.S. History Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

All required materials are provided in the course.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Jenny Lovering, Columbia Falls High School, jenny.lovering@montanadigitalacademy.org

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AP-Government-and-Politics

AP® Government and Politics A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Advanced Placement US Government and Politics is equivalent to an introductory college political science course. A student who takes the College Board exam in May must score at least a 3 (out of 5) to earn credit at most colleges or universities. A score of 3 will normally earn 3 semester credits at a Montana university or college. In order to earn a score of 3 or above a student must be able to score 60% or higher on the College Board exam, which consists of 55 multiple choice questions and 4 free response questions.

The MTDA course consists of 7 modules covering the structure of US government, its operations and politics in America. Each semester deals with 4 of these modules. Students must read and understand the text and complete multiple choice quizzes and tests (1 per module) as well as a proctored final exam for each semester.

Prerequisites:

Advanced Placement courses are open to all students, but students should be prepared for college-level work and have strong writing and analytical skills.

The ability to read entry-level college textbooks and related sources, to analyze the content and describe and explain what, how and why, to write concise and precise answers to Free Response Questions and to do well on timed comprehensive tests. The ability to ask relevant questions is highly desirable.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/apgovandpolitics

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor.

Lead Teacher:

Ryan Cooney,  Helena Public Schools, ryan.cooney@montanadigitalacademy.org

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American-Government-A-B-Full-Year

American Government Full Year A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (Students must independently register for each semester.)

Course Description: 

This is year-long, comprehensive coverage of American Government.  It is a full-year course.  It fulfills the requirement for a year-long American Government credit.

Prerequisites:

Students should be able to use presentation software and technology.  It is suggested that you have a Twitter account for the class.  The Twitter account allows us to communicate with announcements and be able to chat as a class every few weeks.  Please have a computer, device that is not older than five years old.  You need to have the internet at home that you are able to log on and work on the class.  Students should have taken World History, or Global Studies, and U.S. History.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

American Government A & B Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

Students should have multiple access points to the internet, social media, and Youtube.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

This specific course requires that students should have updated java, or flash, ability to record audio and video, ability to play audio and video.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available

Spring: B semester available

Summer: available Summer 2022

Lead Teacher:

Kelly Kinsey, Lockwood Schools, kelly.kinsey@montanadigitalacademy.org

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