Grade Level: 12
Contemporary Issues is a semester long exploratory class that will introduce students to the pressing problems and issues facing our increasingly global and rapidly changing society with an emphasis on the United States. Students will utilize a variety of sources including newspapers, magazines, the Internet as well as government and other informational sources. Students will have the opportunity on a daily basis to enhance their awareness of local, state, and national trends while they analyze the historical background of various events. In addition, students will research and analyze a current economic, political, social, cultural and/ or environmental real-world issue so they can write up and present a logical and practical summary with possible solutions based on solid research.