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Social Studies

To provide quality, Christ-centered education for children, most of whom are children of missionaries. To create an environment conducive to learning and teach children basic academic, social, and developmental skills. Educational duties are based on grade level and subject matter/specialty.

Essential Duties of the job
  • Prepare lessons according to curriculum guidelines
  • Give instruction and supervise students
  • Provide assessment of students according to the guidelines given
  • Attend after school meetings and be available for extra-curricular activities as needed
Additional responsibilities
  • as requested by supervisor
Job specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree & Certification in education
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience, preferred
  • Ability to work well with children
  • Desire to expand the reach of the gospel
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Growing relationship with Christ
Courses Offered In This Department

20th CENTURY WORLD HISTORY Year 1 Credit

Integrated into the Humanities course

Students will gain an understanding of history and international issues and develop skills in communication, group work, note taking, organization, interpreting sources, and historical argument. Students will also study the causes and effects of two world wars, the Russian revolution, the attempts to create world peace, and the nature and events of the Cold War.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Year 1 Credit

Young people face unprecedented challenges in an interconnected and information-heavy world, not least in how they will gain a sense of their own active place in the world and cope with changes that will impact on their life chances and life choices. In Global Perspectives, students explore stimulating topics that have global significance. They learn to collaborate with others from another culture, community, or country. They assess information critically and explore lines of reasoning. They learn to direct their own learning and develop an independence of thought. Students will examine topics from a Biblical Christian worldview and evaluate other perspectives. 

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY Year 1 Credit 

Required for U.S. citizens

Open to grade 10 and higher

This course provides an overview of United States history through a study of chronology and broad themes. Students are encouraged to develop their own understanding of the role the United States has served in history and in God’s master plan for the world.

 

AP UNITED STATES HISTORY Year 1 Credit

Open to grades 11 and 12 with departmental approval

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to critically study U.S. history. Students will be trained to: analyze and evaluate sources, make informed judgments, present reasons and evidence clearly, and argue persuasively. Since essays are an integral part of the course, students should have above-average writing skills. All are expected to take the AP exam in May. Note: It is not expected that students take U.S. History before taking this course.

 

AP WORLD HISTORY Year 1 Credit 

Open to grades 11 and 12 with departmental approval and a world history survey course 

In this course students will be given an opportunity to learn how to “do history” as they analyze historical events and evidence since 8000 BC. Several themes are compared over time—interaction, technology, demography, cultural and intellectual developments, social systems, and political organization. Successful students would be those with above average writing skills, the ability to analyze concepts and make connections, and a talent in arguing persuasively. All are expected to take the AP exam in May.

 

KOREAN HISTORY I Year 1 Credit

Prerequisite: basic proficiency in the Korean language

This course is intended to help Koreans gain from prehistoric to modern cultural and historical understanding of their home nation. It also provides excellent preparation for those planning to pursue higher education in Korea. Instruction is in the Korean language. This course meets the Social Studies credit requirement.

 

KOREAN HISTORY II Year 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Korean History I or departmental approval 

This course focuses on the history of modern Korea. Students will learn about the current politics, economy, culture, and social issues in Korea through historical causal relations. They will learn to seek solutions creatively and analyze problems critically. Research, presentations, discussions, essays, and other materials will be used to focus the students’ studies, improving their Korean language and helping them prepare for college. Instruction is in the Korean language. This course meets the social studies credit requirement.

 

KOREAN CIVICS I Year 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: basic proficiency in Korean language

This course aims to develop an understanding of various areas of Korean social structure such as geography, politics, economics, and culture of Korea. Instruction is in the Korean language. This course meets the Social Studies credit requirement.

 

KOREAN CIVICS II Year 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Korean Civics I and advanced proficiency in Korean language

Students will expand the breadth and depth of discussion on Korean Civics I and current issues in Korea. Class activities and assignments include current event reports, book review, debates and essay writing on the topics of politics, economics, social issues, and culture. Instruction is in the Korean language. This course meets the Social Studies credit requirement.

 

AP PSYCHOLOGY Year 1 Credit 

This course provides a dynamic, fast-paced overview of sensation, perception, consciousness, learning theories, memory, thought, mental abilities, motivation, emotion, stress, personality, social psychology, disorders and their treatments, and human development theories. Life applications and interdisciplinary analysis are significant learning. Students are expected to take the College Board AP exam in May.

 

AP RESEARCH Year 1 Credit

Second year of the 2-year AP Capstone course; only open to students in grades 11 and 12 who completed AP Seminar.

This course may be credited to a different department depending on the research topic chosen.

In this course, you’ll complete an independent research project on a topic of interest to you. For example, you can: dig deeper into a topic you studied in an AP course, work across academic areas on an interdisciplinary topic, or  study a new area of interest, perhaps one you’d like to study in college.

At the end of the research project, you’ll submit an academic thesis paper of about 5,000 words, present your findings, and orally defend your work. Your AP Research score will be based on your paper, the presentation, and the oral defense. 

 

Electives

The following courses are intended for students in grades 11 and 12, but students in grade 10 are welcome as space permits.

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS Semester ½ Credit 

This course will help students understand the workings of the news media and help them apply media-related skills to better understand world issues and events. There will be regular reading and analysis of stories in the news along with independent research on issues and events of current significance. Oral and written projects are a significant component of course assessments.

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS Semester ½ Credit 

This course will introduce students to basic economic terminology, principles, and concepts while stimulating their interest in the study of economics. Besides defining the nature of economics, students will debate the effects of various economic systems, study the laws of supply and demand, determine the role of central banks, identify key measures of economic growth, and discuss global economic issues.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Semester ½ Credit

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of psychology and human behavior with a strong emphasis on a Christian worldview. Students will learn about brain biology, sense and perception, memory and learning, intelligence, stress, and psychological disorders.

Social Studies

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2 year minimum commitment preferred

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HSD Principal

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