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 11/5 - 11/16 -  

Civics - Students will end the Constitution unit with a test on the Articles and Amendments of the Constitution, it will include an essay on an amendment of their choice. Students will then begin to study the U.S. Congress and how the U.S. Congress is divided and makes our laws.  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 will begin their yearly independent projects. They will end the Industrial Revolution unit with a test and a documents-based primary sources review of labor during the Industrial Revolution. Classes will then begin to study the growth of Imperialism and the beginnings of World War I. 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 -
Students will take a unit test on Supply, Demand and the point of Equilibrium. Class will then begin to study banking, investing and stocks and stock market functioning. Students will partake in a stock market simulation with funds and will select actual stocks to trade on a simulation market. 
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 to the left or follow https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive.

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

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