SSZ304: US Minorities I (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: US Minorities I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: Minorities in United States Society is a sociological study of minority groups in United States history. Part A, the first semester consists of a general overview of the sociological frame-work for the study of minorities to cover such concepts as discrimination, racism, and dominant-minority relations; the “old” and “new” immigrants from Europe; Native-Americans; East Asian-Americans; and South and Southwest Asian-Americans. The study of the historical and sociological development helps students understand the need for acceptance and assimilation of all people.
Major Instructional Activities: Students will participate in a variety of individual and group activities: debates, discussions, oral and written presentations, cooperative learning activities, lectures, guest speakers, projects, audio-visual presentations, etc.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will complete and be evaluated on: class assignments, individual and group projects, participation in-group activities, changes in personal attitudes toward minority groups, and appropriate testing.