I have taught most subjects in the Social Studies, but I have mostly taught History (World and U.S. but mostly U.S.). Most recently, I have taught IB History of the Americas (for ten years). I am also credentialed to teach English, so instruction in reading, writing, grammar, and spelling have consistently made their way into my courses. My lectures take me HOURS to research/write, which is why they tend to cost the most. If something else costs that much, it's because it took me hours to create that item, too.
My instruction is definitely diversified in an on-going attempt to address the range of learning styles in a classroom: e.g. lecture/note-taking, videos, simulations, debates and other scored discussions based on assigned readings, etc.
National Board Certified Teacher: Early Adolescence Social Studies (2003 - and renewed in 2013)
Teacher for 18 years (middle school and high school); BA from the University of Arizona (Major: History; Minor: Political Science); MA from Stanford University (U.S. History); Teaching credentials from St. Mary's College of California (Social Studies and English)
I have attended countless teacher trainings and seminars, and taken many extended learning courses (especially in economics) throughout my career. Teachers should never stop learning themselves!
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Geography, Religion, For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Economics , Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Classroom Community