Christopher Hagedorn

Welcome to World History and Global Explorations with Mr. Hagedorn!

My desire is to equip students with the skills and tools necessary to become effective, thriving learners and leaders within a dynamic 21st-century world. I consider it a great privilege to educate your children. Thank you for the opportunity.

I have included information about my Global Explorations and World History courses below. Please feel free to take a look around and contact me with questions at any time. I am looking forward to a great year at SHHS!

Global Explorations:

This course is an introduction to social studies skills through a global exploration of geography and economics. It will introduce students to the basic concepts and global perspective of world geography. This is intended to help students develop a greater understanding of the world and assist them in becoming productive consumers, producers, and citizens. Students will learn and apply social studies concepts such as continuity and change, primary source analysis, and thesis writing while studying micro and macro economics as well as physical and human geography. 

We will begin the year with an overview of basic geographic concepts ranging from landforms to latitude and longitude. As maps are studied, students will be pushed to reflect on their understanding of various regions of the world as we prepare to broaden that understanding throughout the course. The first few weeks will be hands-on as the students pinpoint mystery locations using coordinates and clues. 

World History:

The Sophomores will begin their year by examining the traits that created the world's first civilizations and compare those traits to the modern world. They will be challenged to develop their own civilizations using the accomplishments of each of the civilizations studied. Then, their attention will be directed towards that one word that will become one of the most cherished and defended words in history, at great expense physically and monetarily, democracy. Born in Greece, democracy is a crucial concept. High school students will be exposed to the foundation of our nation's existence and understand why we are willing to sacrifice our own lives to protect this ideal. In addition, the importance of the word "republic" will be studied. The power of the Roman Republic will become the standard that the world seeks to follow, but none more so than the United States.

Chris Hagedorn
Social Studies Instructor
Assistant Scholars Bowl Sponsor

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