Welcome to my classroom web page! I have been a teacher of AP Government, AP Psychology, Government, Economics, and Psychology for twenty-seven years. Descriptions of my currently scheduled classes are below.
PSYCHOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Psychology is a one unit course that introduces the student to the field of psychology by drawing upon the research and theories of a wide range of scientists and practitioners. Psychology’s examination of the various subfields of study emphasizes the study of the brain and its effect on the behavior of humans and other animals. Taking Psychology enables a student to better understand the motivations of others and themselves.
GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Government and Economics courses are paired, with each course awarding one-half credit fulfilling the social studies core requirement for graduation. Government activities focus on an analysis of political and economic events and the interactions among the three branches of government and between the government and the general public. The purpose of the Economics course is to insure that students gain a thorough understanding of how the United States economy functions and to enable them to anticipate economic policy decisions and problems that will emerge in their future. Primary and secondary sources are used in this analysis and some outside/supplementary reading may be required. Course objectives meet or exceed those of the Alabama Social Studies Course of Study.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
The Advanced Placement Psychology course is offered to students who wish to complete studies in secondary school, equivalent to an introductory college course in psychology. Advanced Placement Program curriculum objectives are used and the Advanced Placement examination presumes at least one semester of college-level preparation. The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Students conduct in-depth study of psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology.
AP GOVERNMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION
Advanced Placement Government is a one credit course that provides students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. Students study the linkages between the public and their elected officials and between the branches of government and and constituent groups. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam which requires familiarity with the institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Advanced Placement Program curriculum objectives are used and the Advanced Placement examination presumes at least one semester of college-level preparation. Successful completion of the exam results in three hours of college credit.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 205-342-2777.