Social Studies

Mr. Green - brgreen@massac.org

 1st  2nd 3rd 4th A4th B5th 6th 7th 
U.S.Gov. U.S. Gov.    A.P. Gov. U.S. Gov. LunchU.S. Gov.PlanCrossfit


 1st  2nd 3rd 4th A4th B5th 6th 7th 
Soc./Psyc. PlanWorld Hist ISoc./Psyc. LunchA.P World
Hist.
Soc./Psyc.  W. Hist. II .


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES

The Department of Social Studies includes courses that relate to man’s involvement with society, his environment, with events and developments that have affected the present and the future experiences of mankind. A goal of the social studies curriculum is to prepare the students for dealing with the problems of the future through an understanding of the problems encountered in the past and the present. U.S. History is a required subject of all students for graduation and is scheduled during the junior year. U.S. Government is a required subject of all students for graduation and is scheduled during the sophomore year.


 Note: Not all elective courses will be offered every year.  Course offerings are based on student interest


Soc. Stu. 1217: Contemporary History

Credits: ½

Level: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

 

The purpose of Contemporary History is to understand events, trends, individuals, political systems, and movements shaping the history of the United States since World War II. Some of the major events covered in this course include World War II, the Cold War, the baby boom, the Korean War, rock n' roll, the space race, the turbulent 60's, political assassinations, the Great Society, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the end of the Cold War, the Gulf War, terrorism, and the American Presidency. Teaching methods for this course include, but are not limited to, lectures, discussions, visual aids, group and individual presentations, research presentations, cooperative activities, and guest speakers.

 

Soc. Stu. 1219: Geography

Credits: ½

Level: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

 

This course deals with world geography and the effects of geography on society. A major emphasis will be placed on the ability to locate major physical features of the earth. Students will learn the location and status of the countries of the world as well as the individual states of the United States. In addition, students will learn about the relationship between geography and society, and how geographic factors shape current events. Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to, discussion, question and answer sessions, lectures, oral and written reports, mapping, research presentations, visual aids, and cooperative activities.

 

Soc. Stu. 1232: World History I

Credits: 1

Level: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

 

This course deals with the major events and important individuals that have shaped the course of human history from prehistory and the birth of civilization to the end of the Roman Empire in 476AD. Emphasis will be placed on the varied cultures found around the world. This will include architecture, art, the role of women, and the culture’s political, economic, and religious systems. Students will be required to learn the skills of historical analysis and interpretation to more fully understand the development of significant events in our past and how they affect our future.


 1st  2nd 3rd 4th A4th B5th 6th 7th 
W. Hist. IW. Hist. I Plan    U.S. Hist. Lunch W. Hist. IW. Hist. IW. Hist. I


 1st  2nd 3rd 4th A4th B5th 6th 7th 
U.S. Hist.U.S. Hist.U.S. Hist.     A.P. U.S. Hist.LunchPlanU.S. Hist.U.S. Hist.


Soc. Stu. 1233: World History II

Credits: 1

Level: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

 

This course deals with the major events and important individuals that have shaped the course of human history from the European Dark Ages, around 500 AD to the fall of Napoleon in 1815 AD. Emphasis will be placed on the varied cultures found around the world. This will include architecture, art, the role of women, and the culture’s political, economic, and religious systems. Students will be required to learn the skills of historical analysis and interpretation to more fully understand the development of significant events in our past and how they affect our future.


Soc. Stu. 1241: Psychology

Credits: 1/2

Level: Senior

 

Psychology is a study of behavior and mental processes. In this course students explore what

people do, how they think and why they act as they do. This course is an introduction to the field of psychology.

 

Soc. Stu. 1241: Sociology

Credits: 1/2

Level: Senior

 

This introductory course in social studies is a study of human society and social behavior.

Culture and social structure, the individual in society, social inequalities, social institutions, and population and urbanization are examined, with an emphasis on the U.S. This is an introduction to the field of sociology.

Comments