Florida Department of Education COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - GRADES 9-12,
Course Title: Multicultural Studies Credit: 0.5 A. Major concepts/content. This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of multicultural studies. Topics include, but are not limited to, the influence of geography on the social and economic development of Native American culture, the influence of major historical events on the development of a multicultural American society and a study of the political, economic and social aspects of Native American, Hispanic American, African American and Asian American culture.
B. Course Requirements.
After successfully completing this course, the student will:
Explain the significance of geography on the development of Native American civilization.
Understand how contemporary civilizations depend on the contributions of past civilizations.
Understand the multicultural basis of American society.
Explain the impact of immigration on the development of American society.
Compare Native American, Hispanic American, African American and Asian American cultures.
Understand historical and current events from the perspective of various cultural groups.
Identify causes and effects on various changes in historical development.
Multicultural Studies Curriculum
Geography and the development of Native American civilization.
Trace the route of the first inhabitants’ migration to the Americas.
Explain the origins and impact of agriculture in the Americas.