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    COMMITMENT HONOR SUCCESS
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    U.S. History 
     
    PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY 
     
    Chuck Lawhon
     
    Department: Social Science, Room #5202
    Parent/Teacher Appointment: 714.568.7000 
     
    Period 1: Psychology/Sociology
    Period 2: U.S. History (TEACH)
    Period 3: U.S. History (e-Business)
    Period 4: U.S. History (e-Business)
    Period 5: Psychology/Sociology
    Period 6: Conference
     
    SUCCESS PLAN:
     
    • Regular Attendance
    • Basic Supplies: paper, pencil/pen, agenda, related readings, current assignments
    • Complete Assignments on time
    • Review/Summarize/Rewrite Class Notes Daily (10 minutes)
    • Keep your electronic devices off and put away unless directed to do otherwise
    • Ask Questions/Get Help
     
    EXPECTATIONS:
    • Respect Other People's Person, Property, Feelings, Ideas, and Their Right To Learn
    • Respect Yourself and Only Accept Your Best Efforts  
     
    GRADING:
     
    Grades are based on a Point System.  Each assignment will be given a relative value and points will accumulate throughout the semester.  
    A student's final semester grade will be based on their total semester points.
     
    Grades are available on the district web site (areies).  Please note that 6 week grades do not necessarily reflect the semester grade:
    • 100-90%=               A
    • 80-89%=                 B
    • 70-79%=                 C
    • 60-69%=                 D
    • 59% and below=  F 
     
    U.S. HISTORY WILL FOCUS ON THE MAJOR TURNING POINTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY:
    • Founding of the Nation, the Revolutionary War, and Enlightenment Influences
    • Establishing a Government and Constitution
    • Civil War and Reconstruction
    • Industrialization, Immigration, Urbanization and Westward Expansion
    • Early Social, Moral, Religious and Ethical Forces
    • Becoming a World Power: Political, Social, Economic, and Military
    • The Great War: Causes, Costs and Consequences
    • The 1920's
    • The Great Depression and the New Deal
    • World War II: Causes, Costs and Consequences
    • Post War Culture and The 1950s
    • The Cold War: at Home and Foreign Policy
    • Civil Rights
    • Contemporary Social, Economic, Political, Environmental, and Foreign Policy Issues 
     
     PSYCHOLOGY WILL FOCUS ON BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES AND TOPICS:
    • Unit I, Chapters 1 and 2: Introduction to Psychology and Research 
    • Unit II, Chapters 9, 10 and 11: Learning and Cognition
    • Unit III, Chapters 13 and 14: Personality (Testing and Theories)
    • Unit IV, Chapters 15, 16 and 17: Adjustment, Breakdown and Therapy
    • Unit V, Chapters 6, 7 and 8: Mind and Body
    • Unit VI, Chapters 3, 4, and 5: Life Span/Stages
    • Unit VII, Chapters 18, 19, 20 and 21: Social Psychology 
     
     
    SOCIOLOGY:
    • Sociology is an elective, one-semester course.
    • Students who are in grades 11 or 12 may register if they have room in their schedule.
    • In this class we explore stages of personal development, elements of human culture, foundations of society, and social behavior.
    • The focus of this class includes the study of interactions between individuals, social and gender groups, change elements in contemporary society, and social institutions.
    • Areas of special interest in sociology are group dynamics, contemporary problems, field research, ethics and value development, post-high school study and employment opportunities.
    • Students learn individually and in groups to gain experience, expand their knowledge base, discuss and solve inter-personal and societal problems, create model environments, examine multicultural viewpoints, explore alternatives and plan for society's future.  
    Office Hours are before or after school.  
    Please check with me to confirm availability.