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Everyone is free to choose a successful life.  It starts with making positive choices every day...

 

The goal of history classes is to make connections from the past and project it to modern issues to educate the present in order to guide the future.    

My Teaching philosophy:

I strongly believe in the core values of personal responsibility, logical analysis, self-reliance, and the ability to exercise free and independent thought. You alone are accountable for your work. In this course, you will be exposed to new and often more complex material that may conflict with your own assessments of the world. The goal of this course is that you expand your mind and appreciate new ideas. Acquiring real knowledge is a painful process, so much of what you will be exposed to will be inconsistent with conventional wisdom and traditionalism. In order to facilitate this painful process of knowledge acquisition, I often at times will play the role of a devil's advocate or will push you to expand on your points and ultimately to expand your mind.

Students possess the free will and the power to learn, to be personally responsible, and to exercise free and independent thought beyond the limitations and constraints imposed on you by conventional and traditional social and political institutions. It is your choice to exercise your free will and to accept your own ability to engage in free and independent thought. If you do, you will do well in this course. It is also your choice to embrace simplicity and ignorance. In this course, simplicity and ignorance will never be rewarded. You must question everything as you will be exposed to new ideas, thoughts, and concepts.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brian Stephenson

Contact: Brian.Stephenson@tvcs.org

PDF documents
"I, Pencil" by Leonard Read - "I, Pencil" by Leonard Read
"Scarcity" by Russell Shannon - "Scarcity" by Russell Shannon
American Government regular Syllabus - American Government regular Syllabus
AP American Government and Politics - Course introduction and expectations
AP Gotta Knows and reveiw for Unit 1 - AP Gotta Knows and review for Unit 1
AP Gov. chapters 5 and 6 Gotta Knows - AP Gov. chapters 5 and 6 Gotta Knows
AP Gov. Final Exam Review Questions and Answers - AP Gov. Final Exam Review Questions and Answers
AP Gov. Syllabus 2014-2015 - AP Gov. Syllabus 2014-2015
AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy - AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy
AP News Article - Orlando News Article on AP classes
AP Unit III Gotta Knows for institutions of gov. - AP Unit III Gotta Knows for institutions of gov.
Economics chapter 1 Opportunity Costs "Frodo" - Economics chapter 1 Opportunity Costs "Frodo"
Economics chapter 1 Scarcity notes - Economics chapter 1 Scarcity notes
Economics chapter 2 notes - Economics chapter 2 notes
Economics chapter 7 Market Structures notes - Economics chapter 7 Market Structures notes
Economics chapter 7 Regulation notes - Economics chapter 7 Regulation notes
Economics chapter 9 Labor and Unions - Economics chapter 9 Labor and Unions
Economics study guide with anw. chapters 10 and 11 - Economics study guide with anw. chapters 10 and 11
Economics Syllabus 2014 - Economics Syllabus 2014
Economics Unit II Review Game / Answers - Econommics Unit II Review Game / Answers
Essential Vocabulary Words for AP Government - Key Vocabulary for AP Government and Politics
EUH 1000 Discussions/homework Rubric - EUH 1000 Discussions/homework Rubric
EUH 1000 How to write a Research/Book Review Paper - EUH 1000 Book Review Paper assignment
EUH 1000 Research/Book Review Paper Rubric - EUH 1000 Rubric for Research/Book Review
EUH1000 chapter 4 notes - EUH1000 chapter 4 notes
EUH1000 chapter 6 Rise of the Papacy - EUH1000 chapter 6 Rise of the Papacy
EUH1000 chapter 7 notes Islam / Charles the Great - EUH1000 chapter 7 notes Islam / Charles the Great
EUH1000 chapter 8 Crusades - EUH1000 chapter 8 Crusades
EUH1000 chapters 5 and 6 notes - EUH1000 chapters 5 and 6 notes
EUH1000 discussion homework chapters 10-15 - EUH1000 discussion homework chapters 10-15
EUH1000 Discussion Homework Chapters 1-9 - EUH1000 Discussion Homework Chapters 1-9
EUH1000 Syllabus Western Civilizations I - EUH1000 Syllabus Western Civilizations I
Extra Credit movie assignments - Extra Credit movie assignments
Free Response Questions - Gotta Know Student Strategies
Hon. Econ. and AP Gov. Portfolio Rubric - Hon. Econ. and AP Gov. Portfolio Rubric
Hon. Econ. and AP Gov. Public Policy Portfolio - Hon. Econ. and AP Gov. Public Policy Portfolio
Honors Economics Syllabus and Pacing Guide - Honors Economics Syllabus and Pacing Guide
Reflections for Economics and Government - Reflections for Economics and Government
Stephenson's Classroom Policies and Procedures - Stephenson's Classroom Policies and Procedures

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