Welcome to Mrs. Becker's Web Site. This site was designed to keep students and parents informed of the events and activities that occur in my 9th grade Global History, Sociology, and AP US History courses.
9th grade Global History is the FIRST part of a Two Year history course that begins in ninth grade and culminates in 10th grade with the New York State Global History Regents Exam. This two-year course provides students with the opportunity to study other nations and their history. This approach aims to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function effectively in today's world.
Sociology has the power to transform people who will go on to transform society. One of the most challenging aspects of sociology can be teaching perspectives. The main goal is to help students view things from another perspective than what they are used to.
AP United States History focuses on developing students√≠ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance - identity; peopling; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; environment and geography; and ideas, beliefs, and culture - provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. This course will provide students with a foundation for better understanding the origins of the country in which we live. Many of the themes that we will cover in this class are themes that resonate throughout the history of America to the present day: the interactions--sometimes cooperative, sometimes conflictual--among people of different races and ethnicities; the growth of a democratic society; the creation of a distinctly American form of government in which ordinary people have a say; and the political events which have shaped our culture. A particular emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
Please feel free to contact me at (315)255-8300 ext. 2360 or email me at Kathleen_Becker@auburn.cnyric.org.
History is not just about facts, dates and really old people. It is how we relate to the past, present and future of our lives. I hope at the end of this year you will not only have navigated your successfully, but come away with knowledge of our past to relate to your life and your future!
I am here to help you succeed. If you are having any problems please do not be afraid to come and talk to me. I cannot help you if I am not aware of the issue!