Welcome to Ms. Shanahan's website.(609) 466-7602 ext: 6866After School Help Tuesday 2:15-3:15 in B2216Students and Parents please refer to Google Classroom for ALL assignments, updates, and resources for 2019-2020.Schedule:A DaysBlock 1: World Studies-B2216Block 2: World Studies-B2216Block 3: World Studies-B2216Block 4: PREPB DaysBlock 1: 2nd Half Study HallBlock 2: Sociology/Film and Culture B2216Block 3: World Studies C2210Block 4:PREPCourse Overview-World Studies:The World Studies CP/Honors is a full year course designed to connect events starting in the Renaissance and culminates with modern global events. The goal of the course is to provide a general understanding of major global occurrences and issues and to allow students to better understand the world that they live in. World Studies CP/Honors is also designed to provide students with not just a broad idea of world history, but to allow them to explore as much of it as possible on their own. Additionally, the course is emphasizing research based learning, a sense of world geography, and the building of writing skills that includes thesis based arguments and utilizing historical support in the argument. The World Studies curriculum adheres to the State of New Jersey Department of Education Student Learning Standards. Successful completion of the course is required to graduate.Course Overview-Sociology
Our Sociology course is centered on understanding human behavior, in particular how others influence our own behavior and how we influence others. Our examination in this course will be broad– spanning culture, norms and values, groups, socialization, social institutions, crime, violence and altruism, racism and sexism, collective behavior, and social movements. It includes understanding how people think about each other, and how their beliefs are shaped by others. We will study important issues like conformity, obedience, and prejudice. Sociology is one of the most fascinating branches of the social sciences and is a crucial background for anyone who plans to work in situations where the reactions of other humans are critical.
Course Overview-Film and Culture
This course offers students of all academic levels an alternative way to view how and why America changed during the 20th century. The films selected for this course are chosen for their specific messages, which typified the time in which they were made. Through film analysis, students will gain new insight into the social climate that existed during historical events of the 20th century. Overall, this course explores film as a critical social mirror for the different major events and time periods in 20th century America.