Social Studies Teachers 2012-13
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Mr. Kenneth Byrd (chair)- American Government, American History
Ed D'Hemecourt- American History, Civics
Scott Dupree- Civics, Honors Civics
Lee Hebert- Contemporary Issues, American History, Honors American History
Denis Holland- Psychology
James Inman- Geography, Honors Geography
Shay Matthews- Gifted World Geography, Civics, Gifted Civics, Sociology
Amanda Milton- Civics, Law Studies
Robin Pringle- American History, American History AP, Honors World History
Paula Rogers- World Geography, Psychology, Psychology 101
Nathan Shoemake- World Geography, World History
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Civics.....A study of the rights,
duties, and privileges of citizenship in American society with focus
on the structure and function of federal, state, and local governments.
World Geography.....A study
of world physical and cultural geography. Emphasis will include
the development of geography skills with a focus on the study of world
regions and the interdependence of these regions.
World History.....A survey
course which is a chronological study of Ancient, Medieval and Modern
World History. Using the multidisciplinary approach, World History
is a balanced program and not a history of Western Europe. The
first semester examines Prehistoric man through the Renaissance. The
second semester looks at Modern History from 1500 to present times.
American History.....A survey
course which begins with a review from the colonial period to the Civil
War. Major emphasis of the course will be from Reconstruction
through the 20th Century.
American History (AP).....Admission
is by application. Areas considered are grade point average,
ACT scores, and teacher recommendations. A commitment to academic
achievement and an agreement tot he time requirements of the course
are essential for acceptance. In an advanced placement course
in American History, students will survey American History from 1600
to the present as preparation for the Advanced Placement test. Emphasis
will be on mastering critical thinking, essay writing, and analysis
of historical periods and historical interpretations.
African American Studies.....The
course begins with a study of the West African Kingdoms and will go
through the present. It will include topics such as slavery,
slave rebellions, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the era of Jim Crow
and segregation and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. The
course will emphasize African American culture and historical figures.
Western Civilization (AP).....In
an advanced placement course in Western Civilization, students will
study the historical events from 1450 to the present in European history
in preparation for the Advanced Placement test. Essays and research
are essential in this preparation.
Sociology I.....This social
science course deals with the study of groups, society, and human relationships. Emphasis
is placed on the study of social institutions and current social problems.
Sociology II.....This course
is a continuation of Sociology I with emphasis on current social problems.
Psychology I.....The study
of behavior enables the student to develop a better understanding of
self and others. Areas of study include perception, memory, psychological
growth, personality, disturbance and breakdown and psychotherapy.
Psychology II.....A continuation
of Psychology I.
American Government I.....Currently
enrolled in or completed American History. In this course students
study the American political system Emphasis is placed on federal
state, and individual rights as well as current events on the local,
national, and international levels.
American Government II.....A
continuation of American Government I including a discussion of Foreign
Policy. Advanced legal studies will be covered.
Contemporary Issues.....A course
exploring contemporary issues. Special emphasis will be placed
on student driven research and discussion of contemporary issues.