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23640 Airport Road | Coshocton, Ohio 43812-9599 | Phone: 740.622.0211 | Fax: 740.623.4651
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Social Studies Department
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American Government
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American Government is a year-long course for any students who have not yet earned this required social studies credit. This class is designed to provide every student with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to function as a participating citizen in our democratic society. During the year, students will learn about civics and citizenship skills, American diversity, the organization of our federal, state, and local governments, political action and activities, public issues, the justice system, taxes, and economics.  Assignments include video quizzes, reflective essays, map activities, poster activities, questions, vocabulary lists, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and exams. Class participation and discussion is expected.

Modern World History
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Modern World History is a year-long course for any students who have not yet earned this required social studies credit. This class is designed to provide students with a survey of world history from the Renaissance period to present day, beginning with a review of the foundations of democracy. During the year, students will learn about historic events, religious movements, the rise and fall of governments, wars and conflicts, migrations of people, revolutions, genocides, economic changes and challanges, and global interdependence.  Assignments include video quizzes, reflective essays, map activities, poster activities, questions, vocabulary lists, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and exams. Class participation and discussion is expected.

CCP Cultural Diversity
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Cultural Diversity is an elective course offered to any students who want a social studies credit [it cannot substitute as credit for the required courses of American History, American Government, or World History]. This class discusses the many dimensions of American society including the issues of race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, immigration, and religion; and explores minority groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, Women, Gays and Lesbians, the Aged, and the Disabled. Cultural Diversity is a college credit plus class worth both high school credit and three semester hours of college credit. Assignments include video quizzes, reflective essays, questions, vocabulary lists, worksheets, and exams. Class participation, debate, and discourse is expected.

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Ms. Overholt
Social Studies Instructor
 
Ms. Karen Overholt has been employed by the Coshocton County Career Center since August 1992.
 
Ms. Overholt is a 1986 graduate of Fredericktown High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bluffton College in 1990. In 2002, she earned a Master of Social Sciences degree from Ohio University. She holds a High School 7-12 Comprehensive Social Studies teaching certificate from the Ohio Department of Education.
 
Ms. Overholt has twice been recognized as the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for Coshocton County, in 2000 and 2001. In 2015, she was recognized as an Outstanding Teacher for the Career Center by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center.
 
In addition to teaching, Ms. Overholt has served as Student Council Advisor at the Career Center since 1993.

 
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