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Fall 2022--First day of School
As you know by now, this new school year will be our second year being totally back from distance learning.
In this message, I would like to stress that students who want to achieve success in our U.S. History or World Civ. class will need to read and follow the expectations on our course
Most of your work will be in Google Classroom. You will be expected to use Google Docs and Google Classroom on a daily basis.
Students will be expected and required to complete their Google Classroom assignments using only Google Docs to earn credit towards their grade in our class this year. Photos of assignments will not earn credit in our class. Students will be expected and required to type their assignments directly on the Google Docs provided by me.
During this school year, all students will be expected and required to actively participate in our class sessions. All U.S. History and World Civ. classes at Whittier High are designed to help prepare students to be college ready. Typing assignments is an expectation in college classes and will be a requirement in my classes.
It is my hope that we will have a great school year exploring history. You should know that my mission as a Whittier High School history teacher is to empower students to allow themselves to become lifelong critical thinking learners. Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
In our history class, students will have an opportunity to see historical figures come alive off the pages of our history books. How? Students will research and present themselves as various people throughout history who made a difference in the U.S. and the World. The theme throughout the school year is that one person can make a difference and history proves that. We will relate current events to history because that's an essential aspect of our course.