Teacher of Social Studies
AP US History (APUSH) -7th Grade Global Interactions
Background Information: I will be returning for my second year in the Weehawken Township School District at Weehawken High School. I am very excited to be making the transition from the Business to the Social Studies Department this year. Last year I had the pleasure of teaching AP Economics, Economics (mix-grade elective), and 8th Grade Intro to Business. Although I enjoyed myself tremendously last year teaching business. I look forward to this year teaching the subject I am the most passionate about, Social Studies.
Extracurricular Activities: In addition to being apart of the WHS faculty, I am the Head Wrestling Coach. I am so proud of the fact "Wee" are going to have our own independent wrestling program this year for the first time in almost 25 years, also there will be a Middle School wrestling team . Full credit must go to the athletes that made this happen, along with the unwavering support from administration and BOE. Also, I am assistant coach for the varsity football team. Please come out and support ALL of our student athletes at Weehawken High School in upcoming events.
My 2018-2019 Schedule
Period 1- World History (Co-Teacher)
Period 2- AP US History (Lead Teacher)
Period 3- Office Hours/Extra Help (room 106B)
Period 4- World History (Co-Teacher)
Period 5- Office Hours/ Extra Help (room 106B)
Period 6- Global Interactions (Lead Teacher)
Period 7- Global Interactions (Lead Teacher)
Period 8- Global Interactions (Lead Teacher)
*If students have any concerns you may come see me ANY morning at 7:15 am in my office in room 106B.
What is APUSH?
The Honors/ Advanced Placement United States History course is a two year class that offers a survey of American History since the 15th century at college-level pace. Extensive reading, writing, and study skills useful in college will be emphasized. The class concludes with a college level exam, prepared by the College Board, which, if passed, may result in college credit.
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of U. S. History and to provide students with analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Students should learn to assess historical materials – their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability and their importance – and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
What is Global Interactions?
The study of global interactions is the broader perspective than the more conventional study of globalization that emphasizes a linear process involving the domination and the imposition of western culture on the world. In the content of this course global interaction suggests a two-way and complex process whereby cultural traits and commodities may be adopted, adapted or resisted by societies. The process is neither inevitable nor universal. Another theme global interactions focuses on the flow and exchange arising from the disparities that exist between places. It presents important and contestable geographic issues of change in space and time for the student to question.