Social Studies Credit for 12th Grade Only.

11th Grade Elective

 

·         General Description: This course is designed primarily for seniors to explore local, national and international issues, as well as create viable solutions to them. The hot topics covered in this class require a large amount of reflection and discussion with classmates. Students will select a current social issue they find compelling, build a website designed to educate and create a call-to-action pathway for viewers to resolve the issue.  Finally, the entire class will select a current social issue, develop a viable solution strategy, and implement the plan in a Problem-Based-Solution Project.  The final project will be presented to an authentic community audience.  Investigating, discussing and resolving current social issues form the backbone of this student-directed class. 

 

·         Content:

 

·         Unit 1: Developing Critical Reasoning Skills, Understanding of Bias and Current Event Awareness

 

·         Unit 2: Social Issue Website Development

 

·         Unit 3: Class Problem-Based-Solution Project

 

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·         Strategies:

 

·         Critical Readings and Class Reflections

 

·         Current Event Presentations and Peer Discussions

 

 

·         Online Video News Source Observations and Discussions

 

·         Website Development

 

·         Cooperative Learning Group Project