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WOL Contemporary World Issues A

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: W04064G0.5012
College Concurrent: No
School District: Washakie County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Washakie No. 1 Online
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 11-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system D2L Brightspace
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: K12 Fuel Education
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 23, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In this first semester course, students begin to compare the geography, governments, economies, and cultures of the world. Emphasis is on learning about the civics, politics, economics, structures, processes and policies of the United States and then comparing them with those of the international community. Students use what they know and learn about the United States and the world to analyze current events and contemporary issues. Reasoning and research skills are applied to the content throughout the course. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Identify the different economic philosophies across the world. Evaluate how human interaction with the environment has affected economic growth and sustainability. Analyze the impact of religion and morality on culture. Examine the factors that lead to the development of terrorism throughout the world. Identify areas of the world in which globalization is having a positive effect with regards to civil and human rights.
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials:
District Provided
Course Accessibility:
Washakie County School District No. 1 makes every effort to ensure accessibility and usability of course content for all students.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Discussion Boards, Sign-in Sheets
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • None
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Students are assigned a designated Learning Coach/Mentor who will monitor participate and progress for this course.