High School Social Studies with Mr. Rude
This will be my second year on staff as an ISS Hurricane! I have a bachelors degree in Geography as well as a masters degree in Educational Psychology. Prior to joining the staff at ISS, I spent the previous five years as a Social Studies teacher at a comprehensive high school in the state of Colorado. I find it incredibly rewarding, both professionally and personally, to be a member of this diverse and welcoming community on the North Coast.
A link to Google Classroom, which includes daily agendas and assignments, and a copy of your course syllabus can be found by clicking on the icon below that corresponds with your class. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Let's have an outstanding 2018-2019 school year!
World History is a yearlong, freshmen-level course that is designed to expose students to important persons, events, relationships, and themes in world history, beginning with the Neolithic Revolution and continuing through the modern era. Throughout the class students will utilize spatial reasoning and analysis to examine how human socioeconomic organization has effected the environment and natural resources throughout human history.
United States History is a yearlong, junior-level course that explores important persons, events, relationships, and themes in the history of the US, starting with the period of European colonization and extending through the modern era. Upon completion of the course students should understand America's role in history and how she, as a nation, impacted other nations and world politics.
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography is a yearlong course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research. This class is modeled after a freshmen-level college course and will emphasize the development of critical thinking and higher level reading and writing skills to prepare students to take the AP Exam at the culmination of the class.
Economics is a yearlong, senior-level course that provides one credit that counts towards the four Social Studies credits required for graduation from ISS. The goal of this class is to expose students to important economic concepts and systems as well as topics related to personal financial literacy and business enterprise.