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 3/5 - 3/18

Civics -  Students will finish study of criminal and civil law as part of the Judicial system and have a quiz on the law. Students will then begin to study Pennsylvania State government and the differences and similarities between state government and the federal government. The students will learn state vocabulary and complete a packet on Pennsylvania government. 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 continue to study the development of African and Middle Eastern history, including the Bantus, Swahili, the Ottomans and Safavid Empires, and the beginnings of the salt and good trade. Students will research African & Middle Eastern culture and history, learn about the Muslim Empires, as well as complete trade routes and maps of the time period. Students will also finish their yearly independent projects. 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 study the American free market system and its role in the economy. Students will research and discuss the numerous American regulatory agencies and their role in the economy. The unit will include a test on the American free market system. Students will also begin their independent capstone projects on an economic topic of their choice. 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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