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Mrs. Merri Gardner gardnerm@tesd.net (610) 240-2439. 2014-2015 Conestoga High School -Accelerated US History -Honors World History -Academic US History. Children born in mid 1990s. E-mail and cell phones have always been a part of the world

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mrs merri gardner gardnerm@tesd net 610 240 2439
Mrs. Merri Gardnergardnerm@tesd.net(610) 240-2439

2014-2015 Conestoga High School

-Accelerated US History

-Honors World History

-Academic US History

children born in mid 1990s
Children born in mid 1990s
  • E-mail and cell phones have always been a part of the world
  • George H.W. Bush is as distant to them as Warren G. Harding
  • Have always known soda to be in plastic bottles
  • Have likely never used a rotary phone or electric typewriter, or even realize the origin of the “QWERTY” system
  • Haven’t seen the cinematic treasure, The Goonies! What a crime!
  • Probably do not remember TV less than 65 channels let alone 13, 3, or black and white
  • Were so young in 2001 that they likely do not remember pre 9/11
  • Have never experienced the anxiety of the Cold War nuclear threat
  • Have always known a unified Germany
  • Are more likely to know the Beatles from Rock Band than from records or even tapes and CDs
education and previous experience
Education and Previous Experience

West Chester University

-BSED History

Penn State University

-Masters in Special Education (current)

Classes Taught Previously in PA State

U.S. History, European History, Global Studies, US Govt

Coaching

Tennis, Rugby, Track, and Football (yes football)

conestoga
Conestoga

http://tesd.net/Domain/959

goals
Goals
  • Explore major themes and key moments in history and link those themes to today’s world (political/social/economic/intellectual)
  • Develop and enhance essential thinking skills/analytical reasoning
  • Depth of content at honors/accelerated/acadmic levels
  • Appreciation beyond assessment
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Active participation
  • Essential Thinking Skills
  • To seek continual self improvement
  • Balance breadth and depth (pace)
  • Engage in a variety of ways
  • Ask questions
  • Ownership of course
grading xus
Grading (XUS)
  • Weighted
  • Unit tests/Announced Quizzes– 40%
  • Classwork/Homework/Reading Quizzes – 40%
  • Class participation – 10%
  • Research – 10%

*Goal of each assignment – improving student outcomes

grading aus
Grading (AUS)
  • Weighted
  • Unit tests/Announced Quizzes– 35%
  • Classwork/Homework/Reading Quizzes – 40%
  • Class participation – 15%
  • Research – 10%

*Goal of each assignment – improving student outcomes

grading hon world
Grading (Hon World)

Points Based

  • Unit tests/Announced Quizzes– 80-100pts
  • Reading Quizzes – 5-20 pts
  • Major Projects – 100 pts
  • Other Hw/Research – varying pts
  • Midterm and Final Exam – 1/5 of final course grade

*Goal of each assignment – improving student outcomes

upcoming for us history
Upcoming for US History
  • Antebellum and Civil War
  • Progressives – Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson
  • Imperialism
  • World War I
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Great Depression
  • WWII
upcoming for world
Upcoming for World
  • Religions
  • Renaissance & Exploration
  • Non-Western Empires
  • Absolutism and Constitutionalism
  • Enlightenment leads to Revolution
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Thank you!

*If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year……

Please do not hesitate to contact me

gardnerm@tesd.net

I am looking forward to a

rewarding and successful

year with our students!