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I encourage all my future students to continue reading over the summer break.  Read about history and visit a museum :)  

Required Supplies (these will be used in class everyday):

3 Ring Binder 2 to 3 in (May be shared with other classes)

Pens (blue or black ink only)

#2 Pencils

Loose Leaf College Ruled Paper

Flash Drive (can be shared with other classes)

 

Additional Supplies:  (these materials will be turned in the first week of school for whole classroom use)

1 pkg. of colored pencils (girls)

1 pkg. of Crayola fine tip markers (boys)

1 pkg. of highlighters (assorted colors)

1 pkg. of index cards (3X5) 100 Count

1 bottle of Germ-X or Purell (boys)

1 box of Lysol or Clorox Wipes (girls)

Sticky Notes (all)

 

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

AP World History students:

Prior students have recommended the following as study aids to keep all the material straight in their minds, as well as being useful reviews both for in-class exams and the AP Exam. 

Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition

Barron's AP World History Flash Cards

Cracking the AP World History Exam

AP World History Crash Course

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History

Another good resource is the "Crash Course in World History" youtube series.

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 Gov. ch. 1 Forms of Government - AP Gov. ch. 1 Forms of Government
AP Gov. ch. 1 John Locke v. Thomas Jefferson - AP Gov. ch. 1 John Locke v. Thomas Jefferson
AP Gov. ch. 1 Locke v. Hobbes - AP Gov. ch. 1 Locke v. Hobbes
AP Gov. ch. 1 Political Landscape and Democracy - AP Gov. ch. 1 Political Landscape and Democracy
AP Gov. ch. 10 Judicial Branch - AP Gov. ch. 10 Judicial Branch
AP Gov. ch. 12 Political Parties notes - AP Gov. ch. 12 Political Parties notes
AP Gov. ch. 16 Interest Groups notes - AP Gov. ch. 16 Interest Groups notes
AP Gov. ch. 17 Domestic Policy notes/assignment - AP Gov. ch. 17 Domestic Policy notes/assignment
AP Gov. ch. 17 Great Society 11-14-14 - AP Gov. ch. 17 Great Society 11-14-14
AP Gov. Ch. 17, 18, 19 review questions & answers - AP Gov. Ch. 17, 18, 19 review questions & answers
AP Gov. ch. 2 Convention of 1787 - AP Gov. ch. 2 Convention of 1787
AP Gov. ch. 2 Federalist and Anti-Federalist - AP Gov. ch. 2 Federalist and Anti-Federalist
AP Gov. ch. 2 U.S. Constitution - AP Gov. ch. 2 U.S. Constitution
AP Gov. ch. 3 Federalism - AP Gov. ch. 3 Federalism
AP Gov. ch. 9 Bureaucracy - AP Gov. ch. 9 Bureaucracy
AP Gov. chapter 12 Political Parties - AP Gov. chapter 12 Political Parties
AP Gov. chapter 13 Elections and voting - AP Gov. chapter 13 Elections and voting
AP Gov. chapter 14 Campaign Process - AP Gov. chapter 14 Campaign Process
AP Gov. chapter 18 Economic Policies - AP Gov. chapter 18 Economic Policies
AP Gov. chapter 19 Foreign Policy Notes - AP Gov. chapter 19 Foreign Policy Notes
AP Gov. chapter 19 Monroe Doctrine - AP Gov. chapter 19 Monroe Doctrine
AP Gov. chapter 19 Roosevelt Corollary - AP Gov. chapter 19 Roosevelt Corollary
AP Gov. chapter 8 POTUS - AP Gov. chapter 8 POTUS
AP Gov. course overview - AP Gov. course overview
AP Gov. Federal Budget Workbook - AP Gov. Federal Budget Workbook
AP Gov. Final Exam Review Questions and Answers - AP Gov. Final Exam Review Questions and Answers
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 11, 13, and 14 Voting - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 11, 13, and 14 Voting
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 12, 15, and 16 Media - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 12, 15, and 16 Media
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 1-4 Constitution - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 1-4 Constitution
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 5 and 6 Civil Rights - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 5 and 6 Civil Rights
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 7-10 Three Branches - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows chapters 7-10 Three Branches
AP Gov. Gotta-Knows Free Response Guide - AP Gov. Gotta-Knows Free Response Guide
AP Gov. Options Book for Federal Budget Project - AP Gov. Options Book for Federal Budget Project
AP Gov. Public Policy Gotta-Knows ch. 17, 18, 19 - AP Gov. Public Policy Gotta-Knows ch. 17, 18, 19
AP Gov. Rubric for Federal Budget Project - AP Gov. Rubric for Federal Budget Project
AP Gov. Syllabus 2014-2015 - AP Gov. Syllabus 2014-2015
AP Government Affordable Care Act "Obama-care" - AP Government Affordable Care Act "Obama-care"
AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy - AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy
AP News Article - Orlando News Article on AP classes
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 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
EUH1001 discussion alternatives for chapters 20-21 - EUH1001 discussion alternatives for chapters 20-21
EUH1001 Discussion Homework for chapters 15-24 - EUH1001 Discussion Homework for chapters 15-24
EUH1001 Discussion Homework for chapters 25-30 - EUH1001 Discussion Homework for chapters 25-30
EUH1001 extra choices for discussions ch. 18/19 - EUH1001 extra choices for discussion ch. 18/19
EUH1001 Final Exam study guide - EUH1001 Final Exam study guide
EUH1001 Spanish Empire Notes for Essay on Columbus - EUH1001 Spanish Empire Notes for Essay on Columbus
EUH1001 Syllabus Western Civilizations II - EUH1001 Syllabus Western Civilizations II
EUH1001 Unit 1 Study Guide - EUH1001 Unit 1 Study Guide
EUH1001 Unit 2 Study Guide: ch. 20-21 - EUH1001 Unit 2 Study Guide: ch. 20-21
EUH1001 Unit 3 Study Guide chapters 25 and 26 - EUH1001 Unit 3 Study Guide Chapters 25 and 26
Extra Credit movie assignments - Extra Credit movie assignments
Government ch. 8 Public Opinion - Government ch. 8 Public Opinion
Government Final Exam Review with answers - Government Final Exam Review with answers
Government Political Party Project due Wed. - Government Political Party Project due Wed.
Government Rubric for Political Party Project - Government Rubric for Political Party Project
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
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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