Course: SS602 American Diversity

Grade: 11, 12

Subject Area: Social Studies

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

The purpose of this course is to better understand oneself and recognize how feelings, ideas, and beliefs interact with the ideas and beliefs of other individuals and groups. The course will examine the many aspects of American society including, but not limited to culture, ethnicity, race, religion, and gender issues. The exploration of the interrelationship of these issues will help create a more accurate picture of modern America.


  • Analyze their beliefs and cultural influences that make them who they are

  • Reflect on historical events that shape our diverse American culture

  • Identify skills that are needed to work effectively in groups and the impact culture may have on those skills

  • Engage in dialogue and reflection about a variety of cultures, viewpoints, and philosophies

  • Identify and address examples of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination in modern American society

  • Develop a personal plan based on an attitude of tolerance and understanding of people’s cultural differences