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History of Chicago/Geography

A survey of the history of Chicago, focused primarily between the time of the city’s founding and the turn of the twentieth century. This class follows the scope of its text, City of the Century, by Donald L. Miller.
The geography class is a study of the world and its related concepts: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions. This course will examine the interrelationship between people and their geographic environments—physical, social, economic, political, demographic, and cultural. Students will be expected to learn basic place names and locations, understand the nature of geography, and comprehend geographic relationships.
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Hillary Johnson

History of Chicago/Geography
hjohnson@chicagohopeacademy.org

World History

The course is designed to promote understanding of and hands-on experience with a main component of the study of history: the application of lessons learned from the past to current issues. This course will, in part, be an active-learning experience. Students will be required to participate in groups and complete hands-on analytical activities. It is designed to be challenging and will involve a considerable amount of reading, writing, analysis, and directed individual research.
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Yohan Hwang

World History
yhwang@chicagohopeacademy.org

United States History

American History is  a two-semester survey of American history from the age of exploration and discovery to the present. Solid reading and writing skills, along with the willingness to devote a considerable amount of time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography.

Economics

The course is designed to give students a chance to learn about the economy and its affect on our world. In this full year course students will learn practical pillars of economic theory. Students will also have the opportunity to get real-world experience with several entrepreneurial programs. Throughout the year the class will also meet and hear from current business professionals and their experiences.

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Derek Bosshard

US History, Economics
dbosshard@chicagohopeacademy.org