Welcome to the website for Cathy Unsbee! I currently teach U.S. History and Civics at Normal West. I am also an assistant coach for the Mock Trial team, and the sponsor of the Dungeons & Dragons Club.Contact Information:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone/Voice mail: 336-6368
Regional World Studies
This yearlong class for freshmen is a combination of world history, world geography, and cultural awareness. We study the world by region and attempt to gain a better understanding of the way of life for people in the area. First semester we study Europe and Africa. Second semester the focus shifts to the Middle East and Asia, with a focus on India and China. While this class is not required for freshmen, it provides a strong foundation for future social studies classes at Normal West and works heavily on the skills needed to be successful in high school.
This is a yearlong sophomore-level course designed to give students an understanding of modern U.S. history. First semester examines the 1940’s through the early 1970’s, culminating with the ending of the Vietnam War. Second semester picks up with the 1970’s beyond Vietnam and carries through to modern day. In each semester, students will study the people, groups, events, and decisions that have shaped our nation and continue to impact us today. In order to graduate, you are required to pass both semesters of US History.
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This semester class is designed to help students both understand how their government (federal, state, and local) works as well as their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution. Students will learn about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and participation in our democracy. The state of Illinois requires us to meet four mandates: instruction on government institutions, simulations of democratic processes, discussion of current and controversial issues, and service learning. In order to graduate, you are required to pass the Civics class AS WELL AS the Constitution Test.
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