I am teaching three different courses this year.
In this course, we will discover the way humanity has developed over time from the rise of democracy to the modern world. The goal of this class is to challenge your critical thinking skills and develop your ability to analyze, compare and contrast, and explain the significance of historical concepts.
Students will be able to relate the studying of the United States to the events and people that have made the world we know today. Students will examine the causes and effects of these past events and how our future will be shaped by our past. Moreover, students will learn the skills necessary to process historical data, think critically about the course of events in our history, interpret the meaning of facts, and relaying that information orally or in written form.
In this class, students will explore the workings of the United States government and what it means to be an American citizen. Students will examine the foundational documents of the country, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. A historical emphasis will be placed on the forces and ideas that shaped the creation of American democracy. Students will also be exposed to various aspects of modern American society, the American political process, and the principles of participation in our democratic system.