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    Welcome!
    Welcome to East Paulding High School Social Studies department! Here we will provide information about the Social Studies teachers, classes, programs, and organizations. The Social Studies department strives to engage all students in active and participatory learning with the hopes of creating elite students, informed and engaged citizens, and life-long learners of history and other Social Studies subjects. 

    Our Pledge:
    Our pledge is that every teacher in the Social Studies department is committed to trying his/her best to help your child grow as a student and a person. At the end of a school year, in addition to knowing more about the subject of a particular class, our students should be better at:

    • conducting research through multiple mediums
    • constructing written arguments using supporting evidence
    • determining fact from opinion 
    • determining the bias of information sources
    • determining the main idea of an article, video or film
    • engaging in discussion with peers
    • enjoying the study of history and social studies
    • explaining current events with historical background
    • finding meaningful community service work
    • keeping aware of community issues and concerns 
    • knowing how to be a focused and contributing group member 
    • planning for college and career life
    • listening during discussions, lectures, group work, etc.
    • reading various forms of written work
    • retaining information 
    • seeing the connection between subject matter and their lives 
    • speaking publicly to small or large audiences
    • taking notes in class and at home
    • taking tests and various formal assessments
    • truly wanting to know more about class subjects 
    • using the internet critically and productively 
    • using libraries and computer labs effectively 
    • voicing opinions and ideas to elected officials

     

  • Social Studies Course Offerings
     
    World Geography

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    The World Geography course provides students with an analytical view of how geographic factors have an continue to influence human behavior on earth. Students will examine how the physical and cultural geographic factors contribute to varying levels of cooperation within the major world regions.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 9

    World History

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    This course offers a study of world civilizations from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. The course begins with an overview of the origins of democratic thought and institutions from Greco-Roman times to the eighteenth century. The main topics of the course are: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Western Imperialism, World War I, the Russian Revolution and the rise of fascism in the interwar period, World War II, The Cold War, and topics in contemporary history.

     Required: Yes
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 10

     

    United States History

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    The primary focus of this course will be to explore the major events, personalities, social, cultural, and technological changes that have shaped United States history from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The course begins with an overview of American history from the Age of Discovery to the Era of Reconstruction. The remainder of the course will be a study of the political, economic, social, cultural, and technological changes that have taken place in the Unites States in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

     Required: Yes
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 11

    Economics

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    The Economics course will explore the basic principles and operations of the free market economy in the context of choices among scarce resources. Further, students will gain understanding of our role in the global economy, illustrating our interdependence. Lastly, students will develop skills for personal economics, personal finance, and general economic issues and events.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 12

    Government

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    The Government course will study the basic structure of American government, exploring what the role of government should be under our Constitutional system. Supporting objectives include historical political theories essential to the establishment of our system of government, supplemented by the social, economic, and religious institutions which influenced it. Further, the objective is to expose students to participatory government experiences leading to an informed electorate, capable of taking responsibility and leadership in society.

     Required: Yes
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 12

    Psychology 

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    If the workings of the mind interest you more than workings of society, our Psychology course is for you. This popular elective combines a serious study of psychology with a lot of fun stuff. 

    The major goal of psychology is to systematically study individual behavior and human mental processes to gain an understanding of self and others. The course will explore cognitive aspects of the mind, or how humans think and feel about the world around them. The course will provide opportunities for students to become knowledgeable about the importance of attitudes, feelings, and values for themselves and others in determining human behavior; the scientific basis of behavior, the process of human development as a lifelong journey.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 9-12

    Sociology

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    This course is an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding the world. Sociology is a field of study that explains social, political, and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces, and group relations. During this course we will focus on several important sociological topics, including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, deviance and self-control, social movements, collective behavior, inequality, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and political sociology.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Grades: 9-12

     
     

     

  • Graduation Requirements
    Social Studies: 3 Units Required
      
     World History 1.0
     US History  1.0
     Economics  0.5
     Government  0.5
      
    Updated 2.15.22 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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