Rebecca VanDeMark has been a high school history teacher for eight years teaching AP EURO, AP USH, AP WORLD, 20th Century World History, 20th Century Middle East History, Economics, Personal Finance, and US Government (AP, Honors + College Placement), Geography, PREAP World History and Geography and other additional courses. Teaching creatively to make History come alive and to inspire students to make a difference in their worlds is a passion of Rebecca's that goes beyond the classroom. Rebecca holds a Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Arts, and graduated with a Graduate Certificate from the prestigious Summer Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Women + International Human Rights Law from American University's Washington College of Law. Rebecca has also completed additional coursework in the Master of Legal Studies program at West Virginia University. She has participated in numerous continuing teaching education programs including the Supreme Court Institute for Teachers, various AP Board workshops and programs, worked as a Match Grant Coordinator helping to resettle asylees, trafficking victims, and refugees in the National Capitol Area, and interned as a graduate student at the National Organization for Women. Rebecca has volunteered with Adopt-a-Platoon since 2005 and in her community in a variety of ways and holds professional affiliations or memberships with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the 9/11 Memorial, APSA, Supreme Court Historical Society, Women in Government, and Women in International Security among others. Rebecca is the author of seven books, a freelance writer and blogger, and speaker. She is currently in the process of pursuing her PhD in Political Science/Public Law.
I believe that history is THE greatest teacher for students as it provides lessons and real-life examples of choices that we make and how those decisions affect the legacy we will leave. I will never stop trying to foster creativity and critical thinking in my classroom, alongside the requirements of test standards. In doing so I believe that this prepares students for not only the present, but for their lives as they head into college and beyond.
Most Passionate Teacher Award Presented By Students (FCS-2009) Most Energetic Teacher Award (ASCS- 2005) Outstanding Regent University Service Award (Masters Program)
Law Certificate in Women & International Human Rights Law 2006 -Washington College of Law, American University Summer Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Master of Public Administration (2005) Regent University School of Government, Virginia Beach, Virginia Bachelor of Arts (2002) Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION: Master of Holocaust Studies Gratz College Master of Legal Studies Program 2011-2013 West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia Completed Classes in the Master of Legal Studies Program including: Criminal Law & Procedure, Law & The Legal System, Researching the Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Law & Society, Immigration & Border Control, Healthcare Law, Employment Law, Etc. Supreme Court Institute for Teachers Training
I am the founder of Twenty History Lane- a collective history reimagined for high schoolers and those who teach them. Twenty History Lane will launch officially in July 2021. I am also author of seven books, a blogger (www.caravansonnet.com) and speaker.
Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Career and Technical Education, Finance, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Business, Economics , Criminal Justice - Law, Holidays/Seasonal, Presidents' Day, Student Council