World History High School:
This is a yearlong 2 hour course covering World History from Ancient times through our Modern Era. We will discuss and explore the past while discovering how it relates to today and the repercussions felt through out the world. This course is designed to met California High School graduating requirements. We will have one Oral presentation a semester and one larger research project due at the end of the second semester.
Homework: Will generally consist of reading assignments for discussion the following class session, and either worksheet or short writing assignments covering material discussed in class.
Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester
To be announced: I am looking into a textbook with multiple editions. Working to determine which will be the best fit for the course.
Binder with a section for handouts, worksheets, and notes.
Private Funds Accepted? Yes
Charter Funds Accepted? Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
This will be my fifth year teaching homeschool Writing and History classes as well as IEW Themed Writing. I graduated from UC Davis with two BAs, one in English with a focus on 20th century Literature, and the second in History with a focus on European History specializing in 16th century medicine. My passion is to teach my students to find their voice and use their writing to convey their thoughts clearly and fully.
Wanting to give you more personal information I tried to think of my favorite author or book, but I just cannot settle on one. I find it shifts from week to week depending on who or what I am reading. Some of my favorites are: Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Little Women, The Sound & the Fury, Pride & Prejudice, House of the Spirits, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, all of Shakespeare, and Canterbury Tales.
History is a life long passion as I find I can never quite get enough information about those who came before us and the lives they lived. I hope to help make history come alive for my students; to try and connect in some tangible way with the people they read about in the pages of history books. I like to remind people, history is not just facts or stories, but the lives of real people who felt, thought, and lived in vastly different times. Some of those lives may have changed the world dramatically, but many more changed it in small subtle ways simply by living. History is a living subject because we are still creating it today.
Research, Reading, and Writing are three of my passions I hope to instill in my students.