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 5/9 - 5/28-

Civics -  Students will finish the study of foreign policy and study U.S. governmental agreements and policies with other nations. Students will then spend a few days studying and completing a note-based study guide for their final exam. The year will end with a final exam.  We will end with a unit test on the mass media. 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 finish the study of modern Asia and modern Latin America, including modern day Japan and modern day Venezuela. The unit will end with a vocabulary quiz. Students will then spend a few days studying and completing  a note-based study guide for their final exam. The year will end with a final exam. 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 student unemployment, inflation and poverty and will finish work on their capstone projects for the class. The year will end with an inflation/poverty quiz, students sharing projects and presentations on major economic issues in the world today and a final exam. 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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