My name is Melissa and I am a 12th grade Social Studies teacher in Cold Spring, New York. I currently teach 12th grade Government & Economics, Sociology, and AP Government and Politics. I have been teaching for 14 years in both New York and Pennsylvania. I grew up in Boonton, New Jersey, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. While teaching full-time in both Geneva, NY, and Trumansburg, NY I earned my Master's Degree in Inclusive … read more about About Me
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The United States has undergone so many changes throughout its history. Whether exploring slavery and how it finally ended or different wars, there have been so many ups and downs. Additionally, the U.S has greatly evolved with rights given to states and citizens. Therefore, it can be challenging to … [Read more...] about US History Course