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Hoover H.S. Social Studies Department

Social Studies  Department Faculty

Andrew Arnold arnolda@northcantonschools.org
Brian Baum baumb@northcantonschools.org
Shawn Bilker bilkers@northcantonschools.org
Alberta Bowman atb1nc@northcantonschools.org
David Burtscher dab1nc@northcantonschools.org
Dan Campanaro dwc2nc@northcantonschools.org
Glen Cummings gec1nc@northcantonschools.org
James Draher draherj@northcantonschools.org
Jeff Sarbaugh jms1nc@northcantonschools.org
Adam Wile wilea@northcantonschools.org

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:  Three credits including World Studies, US History, US Government and Economics/Financial Literacy.

 COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:  Three or more credits required. 

REQUIREMENTS

 Social studies courses are designed to give basic information relative to the past and present experiences of people, as well as enriching our understanding of the world around us.  Cultural adjustments, geographic orientation, historic perspective, citizenship responsibilities, economic orientation, and human understanding are but a few of the benefits, which can be derived from these subjects.  The more we understand the experiences of others, the better qualified we are to find our own identity in American society.  Students are encouraged to select courses based on State and Board of Education requirements as well as their own needs and interests. 

 0415 World Studies - Required                                                                  1 credit Prerequisite:  None                                                                                        Grade 9 This course traces the cultural contributions, the social and political activities, and the economic developments in Eastern and Western societies chronologically from the Enlightenment through the Twentieth Century.  World geography and current events, both national and international, are infused into the course.   

 0423 United States History - Required                                                                  1 credit Prerequisite:  None                                                                                     Grade 10 This course is designed to address the major political, economic, geographic, and social themes in America from 1877 to the present.  Students will examine America’s foreign and domestic policies and the individuals who helped to shape the history of the United States.  The course is also designed to give students background in the content areas and the skills and methods necessary in preparing for the State of Ohio End of Course test for United States History.

 0427 Advanced Placement United States History - Required                                  1 credit Prerequisite: Recommendation from World Studies teacher,              Grade 10 90% or higher in World Studies           Fee:  Approximately $93.00 for the required AP Exam Summer work is required. This is a challenging course similar to a college survey course.  It is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in United States History.  Tracing America’s past from New World beginnings to the present, emphasis is placed on reading historical documents, analytical and critical thinking skills, essay writing, historical interpretation and the evaluation of primary sources. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and preparation are necessary to succeed.  Numerous unit projects will be required throughout the year.   

G0435 United States Government and Personal Finance - Required                 1 credit Prerequisite:  United States History                  Grade 11 This course is designed to include a survey of the foundations of American government--its politics, elections, political parties, court systems, and major governing branches.  An emphasis will be placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy and on current issues and problems confronting Americans.  The Economics and Personal Finance part of this course is devoted to introductory economics and personal finance.  Students learn about the theories that guide a consumer, the decision making process of a producer, the role of government and also topics of personal finance that affect young adults. The course is also designed to give students background in the content areas and the skills and methods necessary in preparing for the State of Ohio End of Course test for United States Government.

0437 Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics – Required      1 credit (This course includes Honors Economics and Personal Finance)             Grade 11 Prerequisite:  United States History and recommendation teacher Fee:  Approximately $93.00 for the required AP exam This is a course for students who are interested in preparing for the Advanced Placement exam in United States Government.  The emphasis will be on structure, political thought, and theoretical interpretation as each relates to the American federal system.  The AP course will encompass the first three nine-week periods.  The latter part of this course is devoted to introductory economics and personal finance.  Students learn about the theories that guide a consumer, the decision making process of a producer, the role of government in the circular flow of economic activity, and also topics of personal finance that affect young adults. 

ELECTIVES

 G0439 Advanced Placement Economics (Both Micro and Macro)– Elective    1 credit This group contains:  AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics     Grades 11-12 Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation Fee: Approximately $93.00 for each required AP exam; totaling at least $184.00.  1.    1439 AP Microeconomics                                                                  ½ credit Advanced Placement Microeconomics is a one-semester, college level course. Each student is expected to take the AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics Exam that is administered in May. Successful achievement on the AP exam allows the student to earn three hours of college credit. Microeconomics will emphasize economic principles as applied to the individual segments of the economy. The decision-making process of consumers, businesses, and government will be analyzed in their roles as participants in a market economy. 2.    2439 AP Macroeconomics                  ½ credit Prerequisite:  AP Microeconomics                           Advanced Placement Macroeconomics is a one-semester, college level course. Each student is expected to take the AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics Exam that is administered in May. Successful achievement on the AP exam allows the student to earn three hours of college credit. Macroeconomics will emphasize economic principles as applied to the economy as a whole. Topics discussed will reflect the materials included in the booklet, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Course Description from the College Board. Lessons will include an analysis of national income and its components, economic indicators, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, stabilization policies, and the United States and world trade.

G0447 Social Psychology/Sociology: Problems in Society - Elective                         1 credit This group contains:  Social Psychology and Sociology    Grade 12 Prerequisite: United States Government and Economics   1.    1447 Social Psychology – Elective                                                                   ½ credit This semester course is designed to develop a more objective understanding of individual behavior--one's own and that of others.  It emphasizes the historical development of psychological theories and includes the use of various supplemental materials to the text. If you are taking both Psychology and Sociology request group number G0447. 2.    2447 Sociology – Elective                                                       ½ credit This semester course is designed to introduce students to the study of human relationships and their social consequences.  An examination is made of social interaction and various institutions. If you are taking both Sociology and Psychology request group number G0447.                           

0445 Advanced Placement Psychology - Elective                                       1 credit Prerequisite:  Recommendation from United States                                     Grades 11-12 History, Government, or Economics Teacher Fee: Approximately $93.00 for the required AP Exam This course will cover an extensive introduction to the field of psychology to prepare for the College Board AP Psychology examination.  Topics for the course include social psychology, the history and approaches of psychology, research methods and statistics, biological considerations, perception and sensation, states of consciousness, cognition, testing, motivation, developmental psychology, mental disorders, and their treatments.  The student must demonstrate a willingness to dedicate a considerable amount of time to the required reading, writing, and projects that the course demands.

3449 Introduction to Law: The United States Legal System - Elective                    ½ credit Semester course                                                                                Grade 12 Prerequisite: United States Government and Economics               This is a semester course designed to provide practical information about the law and our system of justice, problem-solving opportunities for students, and the role law plays in our society.  The course will promote an awareness of current issues and controversies relating to law and the legal system.

3448 Contemporary World Issues                                                                   ½ credit Semester Course                                                                              Grade 12 Prerequisite:  United States Government and Economics This semester course examines the dynamics of global interactions among nations and regions of the modern world.  Political, economic, social, historic, and geographic components of modern world issues are analyzed.  The course will promote an awareness of global connections, civil and human rights, national and international security and diplomacy, and the global economy.

 

 

 

 


 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:  Three credits including World Studies, US History, US Government and Economics/Financial Literacy.  COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:  Three or more credits required.   Social studies courses are designed to give basic information relative to the past and present experiences of people, as well as enriching our understanding of the world around us.  Cultural adjustments, geographic orientation, historic perspective, citizenship responsibilities, economic orientation, and human understanding are but a few of the benefits, which can be derived from these subjects.  The more we understand the experiences of others, the better qualified we are to find our own identity in American society.  Students are encouraged to select courses based on State and Board of Education requirements as well as their own needs and interests.   0415 World Studies - Required                                                                  1 credit Prerequisite:  None                                                                                        Grade 9 This course traces the cultural contributions, the social and political activities, and the economic developments in Eastern and Western societies chronologically from the Enlightenment through the Twentieth Century.  World geography and current events, both national and international, are infused into the course.     0423 United States History - Required                                                                  1 credit Prerequisite:  None                                                                                     Grade 10 This course is designed to address the major political, economic, geographic, and social themes in America from 1877 to the present.  Students will examine America’s foreign and domestic policies and the individuals who helped to shape the history of the United States.  The course is also designed to give students background in the content areas and the skills and methods necessary in preparing for the State of Ohio End of Course test for United States History.  0427 Advanced Placement United States History - Required                                  1 credit Prerequisite: Recommendation from World Studies teacher,              Grade 10 90% or higher in World Studies           Fee:  Approximately $93.00 for the required AP Exam Summer work is required. This is a challenging course similar to a college survey course.  It is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in United States History.  Tracing America’s past from New World beginnings to the present, emphasis is placed on reading historical documents, analytical and critical thinking skills, essay writing, historical interpretation and the evaluation of primary sources. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and preparation are necessary to succeed.  Numerous unit projects will be required throughout the year.    G0435 United States Government and Personal Finance - Required                 1 credit Prerequisite:  United States History                  Grade 11 This course is designed to include a survey of the foundations of American government--its politics, elections, political parties, court systems, and major governing branches.  An emphasis will be placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy and on current issues and problems confronting Americans.  The Economics and Personal Finance part of this course is devoted to introductory economics and personal finance.  Students learn about the theories that guide a consumer, the decision making process of a producer, the role of government and also topics of personal finance that affect young adults. The course is also designed to give students background in the content areas and the skills and methods necessary in preparing for the State of Ohio End of Course test for United States Government.   
  63   0437 Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics – Required      1 credit (This course includes Honors Economics and Personal Finance)             Grade 11 Prerequisite:  United States History and recommendation teacher Fee:  Approximately $93.00 for the required AP exam This is a course for students who are interested in preparing for the Advanced Placement exam in United States Government.  The emphasis will be on structure, political thought, and theoretical interpretation as each relates to the American federal system.  The AP course will encompass the first three nine-week periods.  The latter part of this course is devoted to introductory economics and personal finance.  Students learn about the theories that guide a consumer, the decision making process of a producer, the role of government in the circular flow of economic activity, and also topics of personal finance that affect young adults.   G0439 Advanced Placement Economics (Both Micro and Macro)– Elective    1 credit This group contains:  AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics     Grades 11-12 Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation Fee: Approximately $93.00 for each required AP exam; totaling at least $184.00.  1.    1439 AP Microeconomics                                                                  ½ credit Advanced Placement Microeconomics is a one-semester, college level course. Each student is expected to take the AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics Exam that is administered in May. Successful achievement on the AP exam allows the student to earn three hours of college credit. Microeconomics will emphasize economic principles as applied to the individual segments of the economy. The decision-making process of consumers, businesses, and government will be analyzed in their roles as participants in a market economy. 2.    2439 AP Macroeconomics                  ½ credit Prerequisite:  AP Microeconomics                           Advanced Placement Macroeconomics is a one-semester, college level course. Each student is expected to take the AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics Exam that is administered in May. Successful achievement on the AP exam allows the student to earn three hours of college credit. Macroeconomics will emphasize economic principles as applied to the economy as a whole. Topics discussed will reflect the materials included in the booklet, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Course Description from the College Board. Lessons will include an analysis of national income and its components, economic indicators, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, stabilization policies, and the United States and world trade.  G0447 Social Psychology/Sociology: Problems in Society - Elective                         1 credit This group contains:  Social Psychology and Sociology              Grade 12 Prerequisite: United States Government and Economics              1.    1447 Social Psychology – Elective                                                                   ½ credit This semester course is designed to develop a more objective understanding of individual behavior--one's own and that of others.  It emphasizes the historical development of psychological theories and includes the use of various supplemental materials to the text. If you are taking both Psychology and Sociology request group number G0447. 2.    2447 Sociology – Elective                                                       ½ credit This semester course is designed to introduce students to the study of human relationships and their social consequences.  An examination is made of social interaction and various institutions. If you are taking both Sociology and Psychology request group number G0447.                            0445 Advanced Placement Psychology - Elective                                       1 credit Prerequisite:  Recommendation from United States                                     Grades 11-12 History, Government, or Economics Teacher Fee: Approximately $93.00 for the required AP Exam This course will cover an extensive introduction to the field of psychology to prepare for the College Board AP Psychology examination.  Topics for the course include social psychology, the history and approaches of psychology, research methods and statistics, biological considerations, perception and sensation, states of consciousness, cognition, testing, motivation, developmental psychology, mental disorders, and their treatments.  The student must demonstrate a willingness to dedicate a considerable amount of time to the required reading, writing, and projects that the course demands.  64     3449 Introduction to Law: The United States Legal System - Elective                    ½ credit Semester course                                                                                Grade 12 Prerequisite: United States Government and Economics               This is a semester course designed to provide practical information about the law and our system of justice, problem-solving opportunities for students, and the role law plays in our society.  The course will promote an awareness of current issues and controversies relating to law and the legal system.  3448 Contemporary World Issues                                                                   ½ credit Semester Course                                                                              Grade 12 Prerequisite:  United States Government and Economics This semester course examines the dynamics of global interactions among nations and regions of the modern world.  Political, economic, social, historic, and geographic components of modern world issues are analyzed.  The course will promote an awareness of global connections, civil and human rights, national and international security and diplomacy, and the global economy.