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
If your days are anything like mine, things can pretty easily fall through the cracks. Between lesson planning, parent-teacher meetings, cooking, answering emails, or trying to get an appointment for a COVID vaccine, there are just too many things to fit into a day. 😐 So if you've been meaning to … [Read more...] about Grab the Social Studies Bundle!
Due to how heated politics have recently gotten, it can be challenging to teach a regular government course. While the purpose is to educate how the government works, students come in with different opinions. They are old enough to hear their parents talking at home. Thus, they can come in ready to … [Read more...] about Teaching Civics and American Government
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People of all ages love to spend money! Whether it is buying a new toy, car, purse, or name brand tennis shoes, money is easy to spend. However, it goes faster than many people realize, causing money issues. Hence, this Personal Finance Course is absolutely necessary for students to go through as … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Course
Society is constantly changing. This is often determined by current social interactions, behaviors, and relationships. These three aspects often surround how people live and interact with others. Additionally, they often determine how well an entire community or culture can get along. Teaching … [Read more...] about Sociology Course
Are you constantly spending time searching for updated social studies materials? Or, are you always trying to find ways for students to have FUN while learning social studies content? Is there an anxious feeling while trying to differentiate for each student? Don’t worry, you are not alone! It can … [Read more...] about Social Studies Bundles