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.