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American Popular Culture

1204 American Popular Culture 1 semester Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 ½ credit


This class investigates, using the social studies method, what makes us Americans. It does not focus on military or political history, although they are not ignored, but on fashion fads, sports, music, television and movies including famous personalities. The class takes each decade from 1950 until present and examines what was “in” during that time period. The class is conducted informally

through discussion, guest speakers, selected movies, videotapes, music, and reading material. Elective.