• Welcome to Mr. Moss's class website!

     

    I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Go Spartans!), where I received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Social Studies licensure. During my time in the UNCG Teaching Fellows program, I was able to intern in many GCS schools but had the privilege of completing my student teaching at Ragsdale High School. This will be my 8th year at Ragsdale and I will be teaching Civics & AP Human Geography. I'll also be advising Model UN & Student Council. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out at mossm@gcsnc.com.

     

    Class Schedule 2020-2021:

    Fall 2020

    1st Block: Civics and Economics

    2nd Block: Civics and Economics

    3rd Block: Planning

    4th Block: AP Human Geography

     

    Spring 2021

    1st Block: Honors Civics and Economics

    2nd Block: Planning

    3rd Block: Civics and Economics

    4th Block: AP Human Geography

     

    PowerSchool Link for Parents and Students:

    https://gcsnc.powerschool.com/public/home.html

     

    Info Regarding School Reopening from GCS:

    https://www.gcsnc.com/reopening

     

    School Supply Lists (If Online):

    If we are online, supplies naturally will look very different. The main thing students will need will be access to the internet and a device. GCS took requests for student devices during Spring 2020 and will likely do the same for the 2020-2021 school year. Some students may still like to have access to paper/pencil if taking notes on lessons or writing down ideas, but all assignments will be submitted through a digital platform if online schooling occurs. 

    Some other things that can greatly help students working online:

    • Headphones - these come in handy when working online while sharing space with others
    • Designate a location to work on assignments at home (desk, kitchen table, etc.)
    • Develop a routine for completing online assignments. 
    • Parents/Guardians can sign up to be an "Observer" in Canvas that allows them to see what students are working on online

    School Supply Lists (If in Person - Wait to purchase until GCS Plans are approved):

    Civics:

    • Pencils
    • College Ruled Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
    • 3 Ring Binder
    • Dividers
    • 1 Folder (to store homework)
    • Highlighters (to assist with note-taking)
    • Index Cards

    AP Human Geography:

    • Pencils/Pens
    • College Ruled Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
    • 3 Ring Binder
    • Dividers
    • Highlighters (to assist with note-taking)
    • Index Cards
    • In class, we will discuss various AP Review Books that you might find helpful (I have several that can be loaned out)

    General Class Supplies (if you wish to donate):

    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Kleenex
    • Pencils/Pens

     

    Please note that there is no required summer work for Civics or for AP Human Geography.

    The best way to prepare for AP Human Geography is to stay up to date on current events by reading or watching the news.  While this is not a current events course, this will allow you to come to class ready to apply what is going on in your community be it local, national, or global to the course. The course will require you to think geographically and examine the patterns and processes of Population & Migration, Culture, Political Organization, Agriculture, Urban Land Use, and Economic Development.

    The best way to prepare for Civics is simple - stay up to date on current events by reading of watching the news. There have been tremendous changes in our society since schools closed in terms of Covid-19, the economy, and the protest movements that have occurred in response to the death of George Floyd. These events shape how you view the government's response to key events, how our society functions,  and your role as a member of society.  Civics is a powerful course. We get to learn about current issues and discuss ways that we get to be agents of change.  Although physical "school" may be out, there is much to learn for students (and adults). To get you started here is a great resource to provide you with multiple perspectives - https://www.allsides.com/unbiased-balanced-news

    I so look forward to seeing you in the Fall and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out at mossm@gcsnc.com. Please stay safe and enjoy your summer!

     

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