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Welcome to Mr. Cox's Social Studies

 "If you treat the work like a task to be completed, instead of as a lesson to be learned and explored, you will probably not fare well in this course."

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(If you are looking for classes previously taught by Mr. Cox, check out the Archives link above.)

The purpose of this site is to inform students and their parents about my, American Government, World History Honors,  Advanced Placement U.S. History, and Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics classes for 2020-2021.  Information concerning previously taught classes can be found linked to the Archives tab above.
Here you will find:
testing information
project dates with valuable resources to help with the research
generally what is happening in class

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Mini Biography

I teach at Rossford High School, Rossford, Ohio.  I have taught at Rossford High School since the fall of 1986. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I serve as the Social Studies Department Chairman.  I have had the department chair since 1998. I previously served as the High School Athletic Director from 2004 through 2011, head baseball coach 1993-2002, Junior Varsity Baseball coach 1989-1993, and  assistant basketball coach 1986-1997, 1999-2004, and 2017-18.
I am  a graduate of Bryan High School ('79) and Ohio University ('83). I have done additional coursework at the University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, University of Findlay, Bowling Green State University, Heidelberg College, and Florida State University.  Prior to coming to Rossford High School, I taught and coached at Blakeslee St. Joseph's in Blakeslee, Ohio and Holy Trinity  in Assumption, Ohio.
If any questions arise feel free to email me at

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Why Take an AP Course?

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The purpose of the course, however, extends beyond the possibility of earning college credit by providing students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will form a useful foundation for college studies. A recent study of this “AP Effect” reported the following results:

bulletBetter prepared academically for college.
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Recent Reads

  1. Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World  - June 2020
  2. The Warmth of Other Suns - (May 2020)
  3. Three Years in the Klondike - (April 2020)
  4. Imperfect Union: How Jesse and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War - (March 2020)
  5. It's Not About You: A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Life - (February 2020)
  6. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West - (July 2019)
  7. American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation - (June 2019)
  8. Orphan Trains - (July 2018)
  9. Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England - (June 2018)
  10. Signing Their Rights Away: Fame and Fortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution - (Dec. 2017)
  11. Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom - (Dec. 2017)
  12. Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest - (June 2017)
  13. Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days That Changed A Presidency - (Oct. 2016)
  14. D-Day Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6, 1944 - (June 2016)
  15. 1491: New Revelations of America Before Columbus - (April 2016)
  16. The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley - (January 2016)
  17. Germany - (November 2015)
  18. How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis - (August 2015)
  19. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - (June 2015)


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