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Social Studies Academic Electives

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Social Studies Academic Electives Clear Learning Targets 
African-American Studies, Global Issues, Law, and Sociology/Psychology
(NEW 2016-2017) 
 
African-American Studies, Global Issues, Law, and Sociology/Psychology
(NEW 2016-2017) 
 
 
(UPDATED 2016-2017)
 
(UPDATED 2016-2017) 
 
(UPDATED 2016-2017) 
 
 
 
Instructional Resources by Course 
 
Research Tools 
  • Research 4 Success (INFOhio) - R4S helps students develop the research skills. It consists of six self-paced learning modules that walk students through the research process, from deciding on a topic to presenting and evaluating the results.
  • CIA World Factbook - Facts and statistics on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world
 
 
African-American Studies Resources
 
     Reading Like a Historian Lessons 
  • Created Equal Lessons - Four films are the centerpiece of the project Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The films, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders, connect the stories of the long civil rights movement and address issues of race and rights
  • Africans in America (PBS) - America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, there is a historical narrative, a resource bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a teacher's guide.

 
Global Issues Resources 
  • Globalization 101 - provides information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities to challenge students to think about many of the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers
  • Choices Teaching with the News - provides free online curriculum materials and lessons to connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news. Topics cover a range of foreign policy and international issues.
  • Points of View Reference Center (INFOhio) – An extensive database containing thousands of articles supporting pro and con sides of current issues. Helps students develop arguments to support positions with evidence
 
 
Law Resources 
  • Street Law - free mock trial cases and other resources for Street Law
  • Landmark Cases -  provides a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of
    landmark Supreme court cases
  • Law and Justice Curriculum -  The curriculum helps students develop knowledge and skills to contribute to and improve the legal and criminal justice systems, as youth now and as professionals tomorrow.
 
 
Sociology/Psychology
  • Points of View Reference Center (INFOhio) – An extensive database containing thousands of articles supporting pro and con sides of current issues. Helps students develop arguments to support positions with evidence.  
 
 
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