• Lillian Meyer (meyerl@hudson.k12.oh.us)

     

    Social Studies   room #A217

     

     

     

    Subjects:

    • Criminology
      • The study of law making, breaking and the social response to law breaking. The course will focus on research, theory and policy as it pertains to Criminology. 
    • American History 
      • This course examines the history of the United States of America from 1877 to the present. The episodes of its past have shaped the nature of the country today and prepared it to attend to the challenges of tomorrow. Understanding how these events came to pass and their meaning for today’s citizens is the purpose of this course. 
    • World History
      •  This course examines world events from 1600 to the present. It explores the impact of the democratic and industrial revolutions, the forces that led to world domination by European powers, the wars that changed empires, the ideas that led to independence movements and the effects of global interdependence. The concepts of historical thinking introduced in earlier grades continue to build with students locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions.

     

    Goals:

    1. Model and practice social science methods through problem-based learning and inquiry
    2. Provide opportunities for students to enjoy reading and learning about historical people and places through the Ohio Social Studies Learning Standards
    3. Facilitate the development of students’ research and 21st century skills
    4. Connect current events and modern culture to history
    5. Promote independent, active learning and the acquisition of study skills



    How can I help my child experience success?

    1. Remind them to use the tools that are available - your teacher, a study partner, online resources, Google Classroom, ect.
    2. Build and practice good habits - pack your backpack before you go to bed, use your planner or Google calendar for organization, do the work you can and write down questions you have for the next class period, work toward the goal of learning and participating each day.
    3. Practice the active art of studying - remember that studying is doing something NEW with the information/material (discussing, making a game, creating and using flashcards, sorting information, finding techniques that work for you)