Social Studies Department

Karen Overholt

Social Studies Teacher

Ms. Karen Overholt has been employed by the Coshocton County Career Center since August...

American Government

Civics In Practice

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. Grades are based on homework assignments, chapter tests, and notebook checks.

Modern World History

Modern World History

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 challenges, 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. Grades are based on homework assignments, chapter tests, and notebook checks.

CCP Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity

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.