Mrs. Alecha Sanbower

Mrs. Sanbower's Classes

 Sanbower

Welcome 2018-2019 school year. This year I am teaching Civics, World History and Economics. I am proud to be part of a school that includes parents/guardians, teachers and staff working together to help students succeed.  
I teach:



Civics -  
Civics focuses on the study of American government and citizenship. Students will study and analyze the beliefs, principles, and philosophies that shape our government. Primary sources such as The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, and The Bill of Rights will be analyzed in depth, along with related secondary sources. Students will also discuss and analyze current events and evaluate their impact on society. Civics is designed to inspire and motivate students to be informed and involved citizens. Students will be assessed through research projects, writing, and homework assignments. To access student resources for the textbook, please visit www.glencoe.com. For class work, please access the Sapphire student system and class webpage portal.

World History - ​World History is the study of the historical development of the modern world. Students will build upon their knowledge of Western Civilization and strengthen their understanding of the rest of the world. Each civilization's history is explored through the perspective of international development and cross-cultural interaction. World History will begin with exploration and move through the modern era. Students will be assessed in reading non-fiction text, persuasive writing, informational writing and note-taking. To access student resources for the textbook, please visit www.glencoe.com. For class work, please access the Sapphire student system and class webpage portal. 


Economics - Economics is an introductory course, centering on economic theories, practices, and concepts. Students will examine the events, factors, trends, and processes that shape the global, national, and local economies. Students will address complex financial concepts such as the stock market, supply and demand, and factors of production. This course aims to prepare students for economics courses in college or entrance into the business world. Student assessments are tests, essays, research of various topics, and economic simulations. For class work, please access the Sapphire student system and class webpage portal. For access to the student book online, please visit www.prenticehall/economics.com.

Biography for Mrs. Sanbower:
    * Bachelor of Arts -  American University
    * Post-graduate Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate , Wilson College 
    * Master of Science in Administration of Justice, Shippensburg University

Classes 1/22 - 2/1  -

Civics -  Students will complete their study on the Executive Branch/Presidency and take a unit test that will cover federal agencies, the Presidency and the Electoral College.  Students will begin to study the Judicial System including the federal court system and the U.S. Supreme Court. The unit will include vocabulary, study guides and a unit test. Students can access class assignments and deadlines via the Sapphire Student Portal, and through shared materials in their WASHS Google drives, schoology, and school email. 

World History -  Students are examining how beliefs and attitudes changed during the WW2 time period. Students will complete projects on the battles of WWII, the Holocaust, the aftermath of the war and have a test on the unit. Students will also study primary source documents about the Holocaust and write a reflective essay on its perils. Students will then begin to study the Cold War era. Students can access class assignments and deadlines via the Sapphire Student Portal, and through shared materials in their WASHS Google drives and school email. 


Economics - (1/17 - 2/1) Students will begin to study the economy and what makes the economy work with the question - What is Economics?. Concepts such as goods and services, and making economic choices like trade-offs and opportunity costs will be covered. Students will complete a project on goods and services in the economy and have a unit test. Students can access class assignments and deadlines via the Sapphire Student Portal, and shared materials in their WASHS Google drives and school email.  

Contact: alecha_sanbower@wasdpa.org

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Here is a link to the civics, world history and economics class syllabi and materials:  on this website, click the link to each subject matter in the upper left box under social studies or follow this link - https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive.

For the high school curriculum for Civics, World History and Economics, please follow this link: http://www.wasd.k12.pa.us/departments/curriculum/high_school.

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