Name: Mr. BowerSubjects / Classes Taught: U.S. / AZ Government 1, World History & Geography 1-2, WHG 1-2 Honors, United States / Arizona History 1-2Degree(s): B.A. Secondary Education (History) Arizona State University, M.A. Curriculum and Instruction (English as a Second Language) Arizona State UniversityEmail: email@example.comRoom#: M274Tutoring is available during "JAG TIME" (advisory) in my room each week.
Welcome to History!I'm Mr. Bower and I've been teaching at South Mountain since 2007. I am also a graduate myself -class of '97!I believe all students can learn and History is a fun and interesting subject in which to develop critical thinking skills for future success in college, career and life.If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at my email address above. I am also available Monday thru Friday from 3:05 to 3:30 pm. Also by appointment.Parents and students please check on grades and attendance on parentvue or studentvue:Let's have a great year Jaguars!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Online textbook link and login info:
World History/Geography 1-2 is the first level course within the Phoenix Union High School District’s Social Studies curriculum. This two semester course is usually offered in the sophomore year, and successful completion is a requirement for graduation. This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand the major concepts, characteristics, events and people of World History (3,000 B.C. to present). We will look at World History following the state’s outlined standards for grades 9-12 as well as supplemental material.
FIRST SEMESTER: SECOND SEMESTER:
Unit 1: Geography Foundations & Early Civilizations Unit 6: Age of Revolution
Unit 2: Belief Systems Unit 7: Imperialism
Unit 3: World in Transition Unit 8: World at War
Unit 4: Renaissance and Reformation Unit 9: Contemporary World
Unit 5: Encounters and Exchange________________________________________________________________________________________________________U.S. / AZ History COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is a conceptual look at changing American culture, politics, environment, and economy from the ancient civilizations of North America to the present day. The course’s intent is to help students better understand the themes of history that have shaped and continue to impact our lives. The course also challenges the knowledge gained from the World History course and applies that background to America’s perspective of the 21st century. The concepts explored in this course will continue to prepare and empower students to make choices as responsible participants in society. Successful completion of this course will earn .5 credits per semester.
Unit 1- Formation of a Nation
Unit 2- Expansion of the Nation
Unit 3- Civil War & Reconstruction
Unit 4- Industrialization and Social Reform of the Nation
Unit 5- Imperialism and World War I
Unit 6- Roaring Twenties
Unit 7- Great Depression and a New Deal
Unit 8- World War II
Unit 9- 1950s America and the Cold War
Unit 10- A Changing Nation