Taught government and economics for 10 years. Before teaching, I was a lawyer for 6 years. Wrote curriculum materials for a number of companies including Apple. Also wrote a set of end-of-chapter activities for a new Civics textbook for EMC Publishing.
Primarily used simulations and class discussions and projects rather than a textbook. I like hands-on, interactive materials that are challenging and engaging.
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San Francisco State University (Russian and Philosophy) New College Law School (admitted to law practice 1979) Cal State East Bay (multiple subjects credential and single subject in Social Sciences
Have run an education nonprofit corporation (Center for Economic and Civic Education) since 2001 dedicated to providing simulations in those areas. Also write and put on an annual Moot Court (appellate court argument) for high school student. We are in our 12th year.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Critical Thinking, Psychology, Economics , Study Skills, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Informational Text