In Social Studies I A, the student will focus on how people in communities work together for the benefit of all. In this course, the student will learn about the various ways individuals contribute to their communities. This course emphasizes good citizenship, economics, and geography skills. The course text is Pearson’s my World Social Studies: Making Our Way workbook. The student will build reading, listening, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the course activities. To learn more about communities, the student will explore maps, photographs, illustrations, music, and other resources. Multimedia resources, including videos and interactive websites, enhance and support the content.
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- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
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- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly