Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. The concerns of students, parents, and guardians over the costs of college and how this could impact the future of our youngest adults in attaining a higher level education
  2. Immigration issues that have created division within the political parties and our citizens
  3. The impact of our federal deficit and how this debt could hurt the future growth of this nation and how it could impact present and future generations
  4. The direction of the American educational system as we are competing with a global economy
  5. The current and historic problems that our government leaders have tried to solve at home and abroad and those that are expected down the road
  6. The most common college majors and how they relate towards the changing economic, social, financial, political and military needs of our nation


  1. How the economic and social programs such as education, social security and Medicare are always under the constant threats of government spending reductions
  2. The strength of parent and educational organizations that work collaboratively towards the common goal of educating our students for the challenges that they will certainly face in the future
  3. The impact of changing demographics within this country and the impact that it will hold for our future generations
  4. The changing job market and how the global economy impacts current and future students
  5. Foreign strength, discipline, and differences within education for K-12 and college students
  6. The local, state, and federal programs that are in place to help students pay for college and locate jobs

and Be Able To

  1. Determine if our nation is prepared to meet the economic, social, political and educational challenges that are presented by foreign nations. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of our government to determine the current and future needs of our citizens at home and abroad
  2. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of our government to determine the current and future needs of our citizens at home and abroad
  3. Identify the positive and negative changes that we have seen within students to continually demonstrate a strong work ethic and determination to succeed with their goals
  4. Examine strategies to continually harness the skills and abilities of our students who will surely be the backbone of our society and nation through their expected employment in teaching, the military, business, law enforcement, healthcare, fire departments, etc.
  5. Educators will strengthen their own abilities to decipher the global economy and how the United States is tied to trade, warfare, charitable efforts/the Peace Corps, and positive relations
  6. Analyze the importance of current events and how it relates to the strength, prosperity, changes, concerns, and drive of this nation.

and much, much more!

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