Welcome to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics. This class provides a framework for understanding the basic tenets of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance. This course focuses on three strands: Civics and Government, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. Taken together, these three strands will prepare you to become a responsible and effective citizen in an interdependent world!
- The Civics and Government strand is framed to develop increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the knowledge of how to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict.
- The Economic and Personal Financial Literacy strands are framed to provide an understanding of the role economic factors play in making economic decisions, the ability to reason logically about key economic issues and the knowledge and skills needed to manage personal financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.
About Mrs. Collins
Thanks for coming to my page! I am so excited to be your C&E teacher this school year. I pursued Pre-Law at North Carolina A&T State University, as I dreamed of being a District Attorney. Throughout my experience, I found that, although I was interested in learning about law, I was not happy in my coursework. As an alumna of Western Guilford High School, I reflected on my experiences in the Teacher Cadet Program and how fulfilling those teaching experiences were. Once I changed my major to Secondary History Education with a minor in Philosophy, I have enjoyed working with students ever since! After I graduated, I taught 7th grade Social Studies at two different middle schools in GCS before coming to Western. This is my third year teaching at Western and during my first year, I coached cheer and completed my first masters in Adult Education with a concentration in Higher Education from North Carolina A&T. I am currently a member of Cohort IV of the High Point University Leadership Academy and will earn a masters in Educational Leadership on May 9, 2020. As an educator, I am passionate about making the curriculum fun, engaging, rigorous, and culturally relevant. As my student, you will think and work hard but it WILL pay off in the long run and you WILL be successful! I truly look forward to getting to know YOU and help you fall in LOVE with learning about U.S. government and economics!