***Note: Google Classroom will be the primary source for daily student obligations, handouts, and assignments.***
Welcome to my Webpage! I am excited and look forward to the great year ahead. I am in my second full year as a teacher in our great school district. I started teaching here in March of the 2018 school year. I have coached Boys Basketball for two seasons, Pee Wee football and currently am the Head Girls Basketball Coach. I recieved my Bachelors Degree from The University of Oklahoma (BOOMER!!) and my Masters Degree from Wilmington University. I have worked in and around education for the last 9 years and have had the blessing of learning in and from some of the best educators throughout the Tri-County area from every level: elementary to college including alternative and non-traditional education settings. It is these experiences that I have learned from and look forward to utilizing to positively impact the students of our awesome district!
ACADEMIC WORLD HISTORY
Academic World History is an introductory course for high school freshmen designed to provide an overview of civilizations, dynasties, and empires from the early 1300s to modern day. Throughout this course, students will examine primary sources, use critical thinking to reach conclusions, and analyze artifacts of each era. Students will begin with the earliest global empires, including the Mongols, Ming, and Ottoman Empires. In the first half of this course students will recognize the major explorers and countries that established trade routes around the world, analyze the most important artwork of the Renaissance era, and show how the Protestant Reformation led to new religions, wars of religion, and changes within the Catholic Church. The second half of Academic World History will lead students closer to the modern age as they go through the Age of Revolutions and the Enlightenment. Students will continue to build on their pre-established skills as they research and explore topics such as Nationalism, Imperialism, and Industrialization. The major events and figures of these units will be cited and connected to the next part of the class: World War I and World War II. In both world wars, students will study the technology, figures, and outcomes of the early 1900s. Lastly, students will take a brief look at the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the modern status of many countries around the world.
"We desire to bequeath two things to our children: the first one is roots, the other one is wings " - Sudanese Proverb