SSZ305: US Minorities II (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: US Minorities II
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 brief review of the sociological framework for the study of minorities to cover such concepts as discrimination, racism, and dominant minority relations; African-Americans; Hispanic-Americans; minority religious groups; women; and present and future status of minority groups. Factors promoting the groups entrance to the United States, the struggle for acceptance and assimilation, and the present status of the group to include goals for the future are Discussed for each minority grouping.
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.