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Social Studies 8 B

School Year: 2022-2023
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: SS103071
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 8
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Credits: 0.50
Standards: Wyoming standards alignment available from the district upon request
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 29, 2022 - May 26, 2023
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
This course offers a broad survey of United States history from the Progressive Era to the present. The course examines U.S. political, economic, and social history from a chronological point of view. Throughout the course, the student will make connections between historical events and their impact on the American people and landscape. The student will enhance social studies skills by completing activities that teach understanding primary sources, reading time lines and graphs, comparing and contrasting, recognizing bias, and more. Lessons are designed to develop the student's abilities to question, read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate different forms of information. The student will also practice geography skills by exploring the evolution of America's geography and its historical impact. Pearson’s American History provides the basis for instruction. The course also includes two units on economics. In these units, students will learn concepts such as scarcity, supply and demand, government involvement, and personal financial literacy.
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility:
Connections Education LLC dba Pearson Virtual Schools USA, its schools and affiliates use information technology as a means of providing equality of opportunity to the greatest number of people, including people with disabilities. Connections aims to create a culture of accessibility through education. Connections is committed to working with the schools it supports in developing accessible websites and other electronic information to the Technical Standards and principles set forth in Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Federal law requires all public schools to provide students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Students have 24-hour assistance in LMS and technical support.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • 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.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly