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Social Science Department

Baer, William
Berta, Allison
Clemons, Michael
Forbes, Patrick
Formaker, Jesse
Limon, Alexis
Monosso, Stacy
Murphy, Pam
Teacher & AP Coordinator
Nazimko, Emily
Nelson, Sarah
Teacher, Social Science
Olson, Erin
Peacock, Jonathan
To, Wayne
Tobey, Ryan

Social Science

AP and Honors Summer Work - 2017

If applicable, please click on the link to download/view the summer work assignment.

  • 9 AP Human Geography - No summer work
  • 10 AP World History
    • Textbook: Please check out a textbook in HK-4 (5/22-5/26, 6/12-6/16) or download the text HERE (.pdf format)
    • Assignment: Please download and read the assignment HERE
  • 11 AP U.S. History - Instructions HERE
  • 11-12 AP Psychology - No summer work
  • 12 AP U.S. Government and Comparative Politics
    • Download the attachment for the summer work assignment and read through the instructions.
    • You will also need to check out Essentials of Comparative Politics from the library
    • Either pick up a Government in America textbook from Mr. To in HK-4 (5/23-5/25) or download the chapter here: https://goo.gl/ea2yo8
  • 12 AP Micro and Macro Economics - No summer work


Review Sessions - AP World History

The links are active as of 8:00 AM, April 5.  If you signed up prior to this date, please do so again.


UPDATE, 4/6: Due to heavy interest in attending review sessions, the first three review sessions will have a morning session AND an afternoon session.  Those of you who signed up, please consider attending the afternoon session. There are no sign ups for the first three afternoon sessions--please just come.



REVIEW SESSION 1 - Unit I & II (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity)

Due to heavy interest in review sessions, a second session will be added in the afternoon--PLEASE CHOOSE ONE ONLY!


9:00-11:00 AM

or 3-5 PM


REVIEW SESSION 2 - Unit III (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity)

Due to heavy interest in review sessions, a second session will be added in the afternoon--PLEASE CHOOSE ONE ONLY!


9:00-11:00 AM

or 3-5 PM


REVIEW SESSION 3 - Unit IV (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity)

Due to heavy interest in review sessions, a second session will be added in the afternoon--PLEASE CHOOSE ONE ONLY!


9:00-11:00 AM

or 3-5 PM

REVIEW SESSION 4 - Unit V (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity) 4/26 3:05-5:00 PM HK-4
REVIEW SESSION 5 - LEQ Review (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity) 5/3 3:05-5:00 PM HK-4
REVIEW SESSION 6 - Unit VI  (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity) 5/8 4:00-6:00 PM HK-4
REVIEW SESSION 7 - Multiple Choice and Short Answer Question Practice Exam and review (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity) 5/9 3:05-5:00 PM HK-4
REVIEW SESSION 8 - DBQ and Final Q&A (click link to signup; 55 student maximum capacity) 5/10 3:05-5:00 PM HK-4
Essay Rubrics and Other Resources: HERE      

Review Sessions - AP U.S. History

AP US Study Session Schedule

All Sessions will be held in room HK11

You do not have to stay the entire time of the session.  If no student has shown up for the scheduled study session I will leave after 15 minutes of the scheduled start time.

We will do a combination of practice multiple choice, practice short answer, and historical content review.                                     

The schedule is subject to change.







March 27



March 28



March 29

March 30


March 31

April 1/2

April 3




April 4


April 5


April 6


April 7

April 8/9

April 10

Spring Break


April 11


April 12


April 13


April 14

April 15/16

April 17



April 18


April 19


April 20


April 21

April 22/23

April 24



April 25


April 26


April 27


April 28

April 29/30

May 1

No Study Session


May 2


May 3


May 4


May 5









Overview of the AP US History Exam

  • 45-50 Multiple-Choice Questions        55 minutes        40%
  • 4 Short-Answer Questions                     45 minutes        20%
  • 1 Document Based Question (DBQ)   60 minutes        25%
  • 1 Long-Essay Question                            35 minutes        15%

Review Sessions - AP US Government / Comparative Politics

U.S. Government and Politics 4/19, WED 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
U.S. Government and Politics 4/24, MON 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
U.S. Government and Politics 4/26, WED 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
U.S. Government and Politics 5/3, WED 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
Comparative Politics 5/8, MON 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
Comparative Politics 5/10, WED 5:30-7:00 PM HK-1
Added resources link: https://goo.gl/izmC7b for Unit Overviews, vocabulary lists
important court cases, vital legislation, and other helpful material


To Mr. To's students--all government review sessions will be run by Mr. Formaker. You will need to sign the sign-in sheet.

Review Sessions - AP Psychology

Tobey 4/18 10:00-11:00 AM HR-10
Tobey 4/20 10:00-11:00 AM HR-10
Tobey 4/21 10:00-11:00 AM HR-10


In the meantime order your AP Review Books!!! ASAP!!


Here are some great links to help you review on your own as well!


Full Barrons Practice Test!:  http://www.barronsbooks.com/AP/psych/


Kaplan's Practice Tests:  http://www.learningpod.com/workbook/workbook-for-ap-psychology/2379aba4-7f3c-43ab-b35d-4c180c544f12


ALL Crash Course vids!!  :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo4pMVb0R6M&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOPRKzVLY0jJY-uHOH9KVU6


Massive Quizlet Review list:  https://quizlet.com/195557755/ap-psychology-flash-cards/


Great website from another teacher! : http://pumaattack.blogspot.com/p/study-resources.html


AP College board released exam: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/213057.html

Review Sessions - AP Economics - To be announced soon - Please email or see Ms. Monosso


Social Science Core Curricular Courses






CP World Geography

This course introduces students to the world’s geographic regions and allows them to relate that knowledge to events in today’s rapidly changing world.  Contemporary issues confronting the world today, such as world trade, problems of developing nations, urbanization, environmental pollution, and conservation of the world’s resources are addressed.  Students develop certain basic geography skills.  These include map reading and place name identification along with the interpretation of charts and diagrams.  As students gain a global perspective of geography, they become increasingly aware of their role as a global citizen today.

Honors World Geography

This course provides the same curricular focus as the two-semester college preparatory World Geography course. The increased academic rigor of this course is based on additional reading and writing assignments that will challenge the students in using complex critical thinking skills.  As in all honors classes, excellent attendance and participation is mandatory.  Students may be placed in this course based upon a process which includes submitting a letter of intent, a writing sample or project, a parent permission response, and an application, as well as attendance at a student/parent meeting.  This course meets the district geography graduation requirement and the Florin High School enrollment requirement.


CP World History

This course explores how the connection between the past and the future will continue to form our lives.  In World History, students again recognize the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.  Students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world from the late eighteenth century to the present.  Literature is incorporated to shed light on the life and times of the people and helps explain how and why things turned out as they did in the world today.  This course meets the district’s World History requirement and UC and CSU History requirements.

AP World History

This course traces the development of world history from the emergence of cities to the present, focusing on the period after 1000 A.D. and emphasizing the analytical and writing skills necessary for success in a college level history course.  To this end, the course devotes considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, analysis of change and continuity over time, and the historical process and contacts between people in different society.  In assigned reading and class discussions, there will be an emphasis on critical thinking.  Attention will be given to the skills necessary to take the AP World History exam in the spring.   This course meets UC and CSU enrollment requirements.


CP U.S. History

This course focuses on the study of modern American history, in accordance with the state framework. This is an 11th grade social science course. The class begins with a review of United States history from the nation’s beginnings to the start of the 20th century.  Connecting with past learning will highlight the initial segment of the class.   The primary focus of the course will be 1900 America to the present.  Students will participate in the examination of: the Progressive Era, the Jazz Age, world wars and cold wars, depression, civil rights, Watergate, and America today.  An in-depth investigation of historical events and periods, the fostering of multicultural awareness, the recognition of ethical, civic, and democratic values present in American history, and the development of a historical perspective in relation to contemporary events represent the major aspects of the course.   Literature, music, art, primary readings, videos, simulations and other activities will be used to enhance the subject.  This course meets the District’s U.S. History requirement and UC and CSU history requirements

AP U.S. History

This course offers an intensive U.S. history program designed for students who wish an accelerated learning experience that may qualify high school work for college credit.  Using many sources, documentary materials and statistical tables, the course provides students with the analytic and factual skills necessary to deal critically with problems and issues in American history.  A special emphasis of the course will be the development of critical writing skills necessary for the essay portion of the AP examination.  This course meets the District’s U.S. History requirement and UC and CSU history requirements.  


C.P U.S Government

This course is designed to prepare students to assume their rights and responsibilities as citizens, which is required for graduation. To achieve this, various branches and key agencies of our government, from the local to the national level, will be studied.  Civil rights, affirmative action, the ERA, and the criminal justice system will be emphasized.  Resource speakers will be utilized to help students understand the major issues which affect government today and the process by which political decisions are made.  This course meets the Government graduation requirement, as well as UC and CSU history or elective requirements.

A.P. U.S. Government and A.P. Comparative Politics

A.P. U.S. Government designed for students who want to complete the equivalent of a one-semester college introductory course in American Government and Politics.  Students will engage in an intense study of the constitutional foundation of American government; the citizen base of politics; political parties and interest groups; the institutions of the national, state, and local governments; the policy-making process; and civil rights and civil liberties.  This class will require extensive reading, writing, and research.  Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the AP examination in government.  This course introduces an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  It involves an intensive study of: the constitutional foundations of American Government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties and interest groups; institutions and policy processes of the national government; and civil rights and civil liberties.  This yearlong course will also include a study in comparative politics that is designed to help students gain knowledge of the world’s diverse political structures and practices.  The course will prepare students for the opportunity to pass both the American Government and comparative politics sections included in the Advanced Placement exam.  Students who pass both sections may receive a full year of college credit.  Both courses meet the District’s government graduation requirement as well as UC and CSU history or elective requirements.

C.P. Economics

This course introduces the basic principles of all economic systems with special emphasis on a market-based  system. This course is required for graduation. Specific topics include the basic principles of decision-making, scarcity, opportunity, cost, and the principles of supply and demand.  These principles are examined from individual, national, and international perspectives.  This course is designed to give students the necessary tools to analyze their own personal decision making as well as to evaluate the decisions of an  individual firm, or the nation as a whole.  This course meets the District’s graduation requirement and UC and CSU elective requirements.

A.P. Micro and Macro Economics

Macroeconomics provides a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.  This course meets UC and CSU requirements.  Microeconomics offers a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.  This course meets UC and CSU requirements.