• Classes

    Health & Physical Education

    Health Education

    Health education, based on a wellness approach, is an introductory course that enhances awareness of health issues. Drug, alcohol, tobacco and sexuality are the core topics of study. Along with these issues, topics such as nutrition, mental health, stress, personal safety, and overall well-being are discussed throughout this semester-long course. This course satisfies a Pennsylvania Department of Education graduation requirement for a health education course.

    Physical Education

    Physical education is required of all students in all grades to satisfy state requirements for graduation. The physical education program at TCHS Brandywine includes: individual and team sports, fitness activities, and a variety of competitive and recreational sports including lifetime sports. Units of study may include: touch football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, fitness circuits, cardiovascular training and weight training. Students are expected to dress in required attire and to participate actively and in a sportsmanship-like manner.

     
    Social Studies

    Western Civilization
     
    This course is open to:
             10th graders from West Chester Area School District
             
    This class meets for one block every other day.     
     
    Course Content:
          1.  Greek & Roman civilizations
          2.  Rise of Europe (Middle Ages)
          3.  Byzantine Empire, Russia & East Europe
          4.  Renaissance & Reformation
          5.  Age of Absolutism
          6.  Enlightenment
          7.  French Revolution & Napoleon
          8.  Industrial Revolution

    World History II
     
    This course is open to:
             11th graders from Bishop Shanahan High School
     
    This class meets for one block every other day.     
     
    Course Content:
          1.  Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe & the Americas
          2.  Age of Absolutism
          3.  The Enlightenment and the American Revolution
          4.  French Revolution and Napoleon
          5.  Industrial Revolution
          6.  Nationalism Triumphs in Europe- Rise of Germany
          7.  Growth of Western Democracies
          8.  The New Imperialism 
          9.  WWI & the Russian Revolution
        10.  Rise of Totalitarianism 
        11.  WWII & Its Aftermath 
        12.  The Cold War 
        13.  New Nations Emerge 
        14.  The World Today
     

    U.S. History
     
    This course is open to:
             11th graders from West Chester Area School District
     
    This class meets for one block every other day.   
     
    Course Content:
     
          1.  Imperialism and Progressivism (1872-1919) 
          2.  Boom and Bust (1920 -1941) 
          3.  Global Struggles (1931-1960)
          4.  A Time of Upheaval (1954-1980)  
          5.  A Changing Society (1968 - present)

    Government
     
    This course is open to:
             12th graders from West Chester Area School District 
             12th graders from Twin Valley School District
     
     This class meets for one block every other day.   
     
    Course Content:
          1.  The Constitution
          2.  Principles of Government
          3.  In-depth study of the 3 Branches of Government (Executive, Legislative, & Judicial)
          4.  State & Local Governments
          5.  Civil Rights
          6.  Economics