Whether you are an athlete, a sports fan, or both, you've come to the right course! Sports and Society will focus on the enormous impact sports has played--and continues to play--in society, with an emphasis on U.S. society. This 15-week course is broken down into four thematic units, including: A Life in Sports; Ethics in Sports; Discrimination in Sports; and, The Business of Sports. Students will explore issues of race, gender, economics & politics in relation to sports. Current topics in the news such as violence, safety, performance enhancing drug use, and whether college athletes should be paid, will be discussed and analyzed in a vibrant, respectful community of learners. Students will be expected to participate in a variety of activities including: weekly discussions, research projects, and group activities.
Completion of one year of American History.
• Gain a better understanding of the role sports play, and have played in society.
• Put significant events of the sports world into a historical context.
• Examine the impact of sports on contemporary culture and our own lives.
• Follow current events in the world of sports, and discuss social impact.
• Examine the economic element of sports in the United States and around the World.
• Practice skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
• Analyze cause and effect relationships.
• Consider multiple perspectives on issues.
• Develop historical research capabilities both online & by traditional methods.
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AdvancED, Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools