Mr. Larsen & Mr. Faquiryan & Mr. Vasilenko

8th Grade U.S. History

9th Grade World Geography & Ethnic Studies

Back to School Night Zoom Info:

Join Mr. Larsen in his Zoom Room from 6:30 - 7:15pm.

Zoom: 838 055 3091 Password: history

Zoom Information!

All Zoom room information (the link and password to Mr. Larsen's class) can be found in Google Classroom. Thank you!! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Larsen at

Washington D.C. Trip

This coming May (2021) KCIA students are traveling to Washington D.C. for a 5 day learning adventure!! Do you want to be a part of it! Click on the link below for trip details and how to enroll. Email Mr. Larsen ( for more information.

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Mr. Larsen & Mr. Faquiryan

8th Grade U.S. History

Students investigate the first 140 years of the United States, from its founding through the Industrial Revolution of the early 20th century. Students will wrestle the same questions historic Americans wrestled: Who gets to be an American? What does it mean to be an American? What could the future of the United States look like?

9th Grade World Geography

Students investigate the past, present, and future relationship between humans and their planet. They consider questions that prepare them to become stewards of the world: How should the Earth's resources be used and shared? How do we, and should we, define ourselves as members of our one planet?

9th Grade Ethnic Studies

Students investigate systems of power and oppression. They explore questions that reveal who we are and what we could be: What is the nature of identity and the methods used to empower and discriminate based on identity? What peoples in the United States have been marginalized and systematically denied their human rights? How can we institute social justice and cultural healing in our country today and in the future?

Mr. Larsen

I feel like a vital, relevant, and influential part of my family and community. Regardless of the class I am teaching, I hope to promote these same beliefs in my students. We learn the past, investigate our world, and derive meaning so that we feel empowered to build community. Through community, we promote the freedom, safety, and happiness of every person.

Mr. Faquiryan

My idea of community has changed over time. I hope we can help students become informed, engaged, and critical members of the world community. I believe it is our responsibility to give students the opportunity and tools to find answers and form ideas. No matter what class I teach, I know our students are the most vital part.

Mr. Vasilenko

I firmly believe that each and every student is capable of achieving great things, as we are ultimately in control and responsible for our lives and thus the choices/decisions we make. My hope for my students is that they become critical thinkers that are able to use the skills they obtained tackle life and its obstacles.