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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. Because period 7 covers such a large period of time, this overview covers only the first part of period 7. This overview
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. Because period 7 covers such a large period of time, this overview covers only the second part of period 7. This
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced
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This final exam was created for a semester-long class, entitled American Law. It is an intro-level course, taught to students who have shown interest in the field of law. Attached in this package are the exam and its corresponding answer key. The
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This product is the teacher version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about the Madison Administration and the War of 1812. Please look for the student version, which is listed in my store, as well, if interested. The lesson is best used
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This Power Point Presentation is a content lecture filled with images and vocabulary terms that are relevant to the College Board's AP US History curriculum. I use it to review with my students in the days leading up to their first semester final
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This product is the student version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about the rise of big business in America at the turn of the 20th century. It covers terms such as: Carnegie, Rockefeller, vertical vs. horizontal integration. Please
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This product is the teacher version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about the rise of big business in America at the turn of the 20th century. It covers terms such as: Carnegie, Rockefeller, vertical vs. horizontal integration. Please
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This product is the teacher version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about America's involvement in WWI. Please look for the student version, which is listed in my store, as well, if interested. The lesson is best used in a school that
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This product is the student version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about America's involvement in WWI. Please look for the teacher version, which is listed in my store, as well, if interested. The lesson is best used in a school that
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This period overview considers the College Board's updates to the AP US History curriculum, as released in the summer of 2017. Periods 1 and 2 are combined in this overview. This overview aligns with the 2015 edition of the review book, United
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This is an activity that can be done by students to introduce (or review) basic facts that will help a student be successful in an American history class. It includes 5 objectives. 1) Identify 25 dates 2) Identify 10 locations 3) Identify
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This product is the teacher version of a Power Point that may be used to teach about the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Please look for the student version, which is listed in my store, as well, if interested. The lesson is best used in a school
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began teaching high school Social Studies in the Chicagoland area upon my graduation from Illinois State University in 2007. I currently teach A.P. U.S. History and American Law. Other courses I have taught over the course of my career include: Integrated Social Science, Human Geography, U.S. History.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a Power Point Presentation every single day and thought my presentations would be great to share on this site! My presentations begin with a slide stating the Learning Target(s) of the lesson, as well as corresponding vocabulary terms and the day's agenda. Now that my students have iPads where they can access materials electronically, especially in my A.P. U.S. History class, I have gotten into the habit of creating two presentations for each lesson - one for me to present to the students (this one has more information in it) and a second one for my students to download and follow along with (this one has blanks embedded within it). I would describe my typical lesson as discussion-based, interrupted with a short activity, video clip, or soundbite. All parts of the lesson are displayed in the corresponding Power Point Presentation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel: Teacher of the Year Nominee. 2017 Graduation name-reader. 2014 District Outstanding Contributor to Education. 2014 Lawrence W. McBride Outstanding Student Teacher Finalist. 2007 Distinguished Teacher Portfolio. 2007

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Concordia University, M.A. in Educational Technology: Curriculum and Instruction. Present Concordia University, M.A. in School Leadership. 2013 National Louis University, M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies. 2011 Illinois State University, B.A. in History Education. 2007

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Over the course of my career, I have done a lot of work with staff development. Because of my work in this area, I am confident that my lesson plans are well-designed, as the target for each day aligns with my long-term course objectives and summative assessments.

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