1978 - 2009: Honors and non-Honors Global Studies and Honors International Relations at South Kingstown HS 2009 - present: Introduction to International Politics (100 level) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) (part-time) 2014 - present: American Foreign Policy (400 level) at URI (PT) 2009 - present: Education Department: Salve Regina University (PT)
Here is my "schtick:" Start with an Advance Organizer. For example, I would give each student a country to represent before we learn about Nuclear Proliferation: USA, China, Israel, Pakistan, India, UK, France, Russia, etc We would then learn about Nuclear Proliferation using a power point and guided notes. Students can ask questions as a representative of their country (right hand up), or as a representative of their own brain (left hand up) When we get to the present, we have a mock UN style debate regarding current Nuclear Proliferation topics, where students represent their assigned country.
1996: RI Social Studies Teacher Association Teacher of the Year 1996: Distinguished Teacher: White House Commission on Presidential Scholars 1997: subject of 4 page Providence journal article on the best teachers in Rhode Island 2008: Award winner for Civic Education from League of Women Voters 1988: RI Schoolgirl Coach of the Year 1996: Inducted into the RI Girls Soccer Association Coaches Hall of Fame
BA Psychology: Stonehill College MEd: Antioch College 50 credit hours in History at University of Rhode Island and RI College
I joined TpT in May 2015 I have a Blog dedicated to Secondary Social Studies teaching: http://rihssocialstudies.blogspot.com/ I was the Advisor for the South Kingstown HS Model UN program. We hosted a MUN conference for 19 years. In the early 2000s, we annually hosted the largest one-day, HS MUN conference in New England: approximately 400 students from 30 schools; included HS, Middle School and College level committees. I'm a big fan of Costa Rica.
Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Education, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Native American Studies, Psychology, Economics , Criminal Justice - Law, Asian Studies, African History