East Ridge High School
Welcome to Ms. Schroeder's ClassJump!
Hello and Welcome Raptors!!!!
This is going to be a great year filled with adventure and achievement!!!
You can find me in the following places:
Upper Blue Pod - Room 2012
Office: 2017 - 651-768-2423
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Please make sure to bring your materials to class on a daily basis, including a three ring binder with loose leaf paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, notecards, and colored pencils.
AP World History
AP World History examines global patterns over time and space bycomparing and contrasting societies from the foundations of early civilizations to the Twenty First Century. Topics explored will include interaction between humans and the environment,development of cultures, state-building and expansion of political structures, as well as creation and interaction of economic systems. AP World History is an academic course taught over three terms of 55 minute daily classes culminating in the College Board AP Exam in May. The course relies heavily on college-level texts, primary source documents, and outside readings. Students will be required to participate in class discussions as well as class and individual projects. A special emphasis will be given to historical writing through essay and document-based questions (DBQ). In addition, objective unit exams will be given in the AP format. Other assignments including maps will also be assigned. The AP World History course is designed to be rigorous and rewarding
Criminology is a fun class that introduces a variety of social science subjects to students while examining crime and criminal behavior.
United States History
The goal of social studies is to develop well informed young people who hold democratic values, are prepared to participate in the life of their community and country, and who accept responsibility for human actions and conditions. We seek to build knowledge and skills in students that will foster constructive engagement in civic and social processes.
U.S. History 11A will engage the student in the study of the following topics: Exploration and Colonization of the Americas, American Revolution, Creation of the Republic, Young Republic Growth, Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion, Causes of the American Civil War & the struggle to preserve and rebuild the Republic.
U.S. History 11B will engage the student in the study of the following topics: the emergence of modern America, the settlement of the last frontier regions, America’s industrial foundations, the problems that industrialization creates, the Progressive period, causes of World War I, the Roaring Twenties, America’s return to isolation, the causes of the Great Depression and the New Deal.
U.S. History 11C will engage the student in the study of the following topics: causes of World War II, the emergence of the Cold War, America’s involvement in the Korean Conflict, the development and struggles of the Civil Rights movement, student movement and counterculture, America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the Presidential programs of Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter. Students will investigate those recent historical trends that have shaped the society in which we live.
-Unit I: Colonial America (Chapters 1-3)
-Unit II: Creating a Nation (Chapters 4-6)
-Unit III: Growth and Change (Chapters 7, 9 & 10)
-Unit IV: War and Reunification (Chapters 8, 11-13)
-Unit V: Growth and Change – Industrial Revolution (Chapters 14-16)
-Unit VI: Politics and Reform (Chapters 17-19)
-Unit VII: “A World Power” – Chapters 20 & 21
-Unit VIII: “Prosperity and Crisis” – Chapters 22, 23, 24, & 25
-Unit IX: “World Conflicts” – Chapters 26, 27, 28, & 29
-Unit X: “A Changing Home Front” – Chapters 30, 31, 32, & 33
-Unit XI: “Modern Times” – Chapters 34, 35, and 36
In this full year course of study, you will develop a knowledge of and an appreciation for the contributions of many cultures to the collective wisdom of the human race. A marked emphasis will be placed upon the ideas and events of both Western and non-Western civilizations as they come to shape our present existence.
With an ongoing emphasis on literacy, World History will be participating in a weekly personal reading program. Each student will select a history nove of his/her choicel, fiction or non-fiction, and read his/her novel in class on fridays. Once a month groups of 4-6 students will meet for "book club" chats. Every student should be prepared to select a novel, take weekly general reading notes, and plan on participating in book club discussions as part of his/her overall grade.
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