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Courses I teach...

Advanced Placement Government

Advanced Placement U.S. Government is a rigorous full-year introduction to the American political system.  Although the basic “nuts and bolts” of government processes will be covered, the course seeks to improve students’ skill in analysis, evaluation and persuasion (both written and oral).  To achieve these objectives, the course will be both reading and writing intensive.  Students will also be required to give frequent formal and informal oral presentations of various sorts.  Students are required to take the AP exam in May.  We will cover the required topics and spend some class time developing skills for the exam.  Once you have completed this course, you will be prepared to succeed on the AP Test and more importantly, you will understand how our government operates.


College Prep US Government
College Preparatory U.S. Government is a semester course that is an introduction to the American political system.  The basic “nuts and bolts” of government processes will be covered.  The course seeks to teach students' skills in analysis and evaluation of public policies and the skill of persuasion through both written and oral work.  To achieve these objectives, the course will include reading the textbook, government documents and newspaper; listening to press conferences, government officials' speeches and a variety of news broadcast; and finally will provide students with writing assignments.  Students will also be required to give frequent formal and informal oral presentations of various sorts.  By completing all of this, you will be prepared to succeed in this course and more importantly, you will understand how our government operates.

Honors American History

Honors American History is a year-long course which covers the Constitutional Period through late 20th century.  Students will learn much on the political, economic and foreign policy history of the United States.  
The course seeks to teach students' skills in analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary sources, maps, charts, graphs, film, and political cartoons.  
To achieve these objectives, students will read the textbook, government documents, and newspaper.  They will also watch film segments of documentary films.




 



 Teacher Schedule
 Period  1st Semester 2nd Semester
 1 Prep Period
CP Gov't
 2 AP Gov'tAP Gov't
 3
AP Gov't
AP Gov't

 4
HUSH
HUSH
 5
AP Government
AP Government
 6 STUDY HALL
STUDY HALL
 7
Social Studies Planning
Social Studies Planning

 8
CP Government
Prep Period