2013-11-04 Social Studies-Project

Cumberland Perry ACTC offers three Social Studies courses:  American Studies, World Studies and Government & Civics.  Typically, students in 10th and 11th grade attend a Social Studies class during the day at CPACTC.  These classes ensure that CPACTC students meet the graduation requirements of their sending school district.  Each social studies course is approved by the NCAA for eligibility of student athletes.

In addition to the curriculum content, Social Studies at CPACTC focuses on critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required for work in their chosen program area.


WORLD STUDIES

The World Studies course focuses on geography, culture, history, and current issues of various regions around the world with an emphasis to describe and explain our global society. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ reading, writing, and research skills through use of the curriculum. Major regions covered include: Latin America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania.

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AMERICAN STUDIES

The American Studies course focuses on 20th Century American History from the 1930’s to present day, concentrating on social, political, and economic topics that have had an impact on current American society. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ reading, writing, and research skills through the use of the curriculum. Major topics covered include: WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, Vietnam War, Student Movements, and other cultural events throughout history.

 


GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS

Government and Civics addresses the role and framework of the US government and prepares students to be engaged, thoughtful, and informed citizens.  Students will be able to demonstrate their rights and responsibilities as citizens through the examination of the concepts of government structures and processes, rule of law, political systems, and outside influences.  Students will also study the framework and structure of the Pennsylvania state government.  Learning is reinforced through the utilization of primary sources and documents.  The course aligns to the Pennsylvania Standards for Civics and Government.  Students will take the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Test to satisfy the requirements of Act 35 of 2018.

 

TEACHERS

Mr. Adams   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   https://sites.google.com/cpavts.net/amstwithmradams/home

Mrs. Franson     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   https://sites.google.com/cpavts.net/fransonworldstudies/home

Miss Monn     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Shearer    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Weaver     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   https://sites.google.com/cpavts.net/weaver-cpavts/home