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This year I will be teaching U.S. History, Ethnic Studies, and Leadership.
The best way to reach me is through e-mail.
415 945 3770 ext. 7008
U.S. History 2nd & 4th Period
Ethnic Studies 3rd & 5th Period
Ethnic Studies Syllabus
Leadership 1st Period
I developed an interest for history at a young age based on my curiousity to learn more about my heritage. I truly love teaching and building my knowledge of history every day! My goal is to support students to develop a chronological and themaic understanding of how major world events shape our globally interdependent world we live in today. Throughout the year, students will be asked to determine the historical significance of various past events, use evidence to support their claims, analyze the complex flow of history, understand the source of major events and their impacts, interpret the past through multiple perspectives, and determine how history helps us today.
We will cover the various topics throughout this year including:
- Manifest Destiny & The Westward Expansion
- Sectionalism, The Civil War & Reconstruction
- The Progressive Era
- Rise of American Power- Prosperity & Depression
- WWII & The Cold War
"Reading to the mind is what exercise is to the body." -Joseph Addison
Reading and writing is a passion of mine, it is amazing in that it allows you to step into a world outside of your own, even for a little while escape from reality.
Below are some of my favorite novels:
- Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
As a reminder, attendance is mandatory for successful completion in any class at San Andreas High School. Students earn both credits and grades at the end of every six weeks.
0-4 absences= 2 credits
5-6 absences= 1.5 credits
7-8 absences= 1 credit
9-10 absences= .5 credit
3 tardies= 1 absence
My grading policy:
25% Attendence, Participation, Behavior (5 points for being present, on-time, and on-task. Students who arrive tardy will recieve 1/2 credit, however, students can earn full credit by completing the daily warm-up and demonstrate productivity in class.)
25% Assessment (In-class essays, projects, tests and quizzes)
50% Classwork (warm-ups, notes, in-class work)