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September 05, 2012


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Course Overview


Course Objectives:
The main purpose of this course is to understand the importance of daily events/issues.
A) Locally
B) Nationally
C) Internationally

Course Description:
This course will use newspapers, Internet, magazines, and other media sources to interpret the significance of current events at the local, national, and international levels.  The course will attempt to place current events in a historical perspective and relate them to modern, and future outcomes.  

Course Requirements:
Students will be required to keep up with local, state, and international news in a positive and productive manner.  Various assessments will be established based on written papers, oral speeches, and group presentations/debates.  

Course Outline:
Through out the year we will discussing a minimum of 10 main topics (of my choice, your timeline), with multiple sub-topics.  

1.  Education (August)                                             6.  Crime/ Laws / Court Cases

2.  Government (November)                                     7.  Global Issues / War

3.  Family Life / Values                                            8.  Media / Entertainment

4.  Racism/Affirmative Action/Immigration                 9.  Global Resources

5.  Sports 10.  Post High School


Some sub-topics may overlap with main topics.  All main topics are subject to change.