All in all, I think that students have ample chances to improve their grade, if they take advantage of the offers. As far as getting completing assignments, I do my utmost to assign essays & reading assignments in advance to allow students the opportunity to work around their schedule and other class assignments. Please also know that all my students know that I am here to help them. They all have my phone number to call me if they have questions (859-4787). I am not there to shoot the breeze but to assist them. Once they get the hang of the requirements for essays, etc... it does start to smooth out. I am also available before and after school. I hope this helps in some way. I firmly believe that the class is an important step in their high school education and will prepare them for their junior and senior levels, as well as for life beyond high school. I firmly believe that all students can be successful in the class as the year progresses and if they work hard. As always, please feel free to contact me, if you have any other questions.
AP: AP students need to sign up to wikispaces and click to join the following: http://nolansapworldhistory.wikispaces.com/
You can also use the address above and click to join this wiki from there.
YOU WILL WANT TO BUDGET YOUR TIME--DO NOT WAIT
UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. IF YOU HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE DURING UNITS ONE & TWO, YOU HAVE FOUND SUCH A STRATEGY TO ONLY BRING MISERY, HEARTACHE, UNDUE STRESS, UNHAPPINESS, GLOOM & DOOM, DESPAIR, GRIEF, SORROW, AGONY, DESOLATION, MELANCHOLY, & UNNEEDED SUFFERING & GNASHING OF TEETH. DO NOT REPEAT YOUR FUTILE MISTAKES OF THE PAST!
Dear Parents and Students,
It is great to be your social studies teacher this year whether you are taking 9th grade world geography or AP world history. I completed my ninth incredible year of teaching at ACHS last year & am positive this will be another fantastic & successful one. Before moving back to Lawrenceburg in 2003, I taught 7th,8th, & 9thgrade social studies for seven years in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Besides KY and WY, I have lived in ND, MN, CA, IL, IN, & OH--but it is Kentucky that I call my home.It is a great honor to be teaching w/ a dynamic academic team in the same building where I graduated in 1983. My educational background includes a BA in history, BS in geography, MA in history all from the University of North Dakota, & my Middle & Secondary certification from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I also have earned my National Certification in social studies. It's going to be a great year at ACHS!!!
1) Parents and students--sign up for twitter reminders of quizzes, homework, and tests athttp://www.twitter.com/and follow ACHSNolan.
2) Feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
3) To the right you will find my class and behavior syllabus for both Geography B and AP World History.
4) You will also find weekly "snapshots" detailing what we are doing in each class.