Position: History/Geography Teacher – PAS Program
Reports to: Head of School
Position Status: 60% of full time, Faculty, Exempt
The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a History/Geography Teacher for the school’s Program for Academic Success. The Marin School seeks an experienced candidate in differentiated instruction to work collaboratively with the Director of Learning Services to serve students with diverse learning styles.
The Marin School currently serves 100 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact.” The school’s Program for Academic Success (PAS) was created to better serve students with mild to moderate learning differences, to ensure each student's scholastic and personal success. Class size for PAS is small by design (6-8 students) to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.
History/Geography Teacher – PAS Program
The history teacher will teach the following modified courses: Introduction to Geography, Introduction to Modern World History, Introduction to US History,.
Introduction to Geography
This multicultural cross-disciplinary course helps students develop a greater awareness of how their lives are connected to the lives of people around the world through the study of world cultures. Students evaluate how geography influences history and culture. Students explore major concepts in human geography including place, space, scale, landscape, the geography of population, culture, identity, economics, politics, agriculture, and of cities, and participate in discussions about world events and about the importance of geography in understanding these events. Instruction with scaffolding supports students in developing skills in critical thinking, research, and problem solving.
Introduction to Modern World History
In this course, students study the development of modern world history from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Students develop an understanding of how our world came to be as it is today, and develop critical thinking skills needed to understand complex connections between the past and the present. Student work includes short essays, art projects, oral presentations, and research projects. Class readings include primary documents and other sources including the Internet, magazines, and newspapers. Instruction with scaffolding continues to support students in developing skills in critical thinking, research, and problem solving.
Introduction to US History
Students in this course study the major turning points in American history from the colonial era to the present. The first half of the course looks at the events that shaped America as a nation before the 1900s: the westward expansion; the transformation brought about as a result of the Industrial Revolution; the Civil War and its economic, social, and political ramifications for the United States as an emerging world power; and the rise of big business and the industrialists, coupled with the impact of immigration on politics and culture. The second half includes the Progressive Era, WWI, the Jazz Age and the1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, WWII, the Civil Rights Era, and finally, the role of the US as a superpower and the problems inherent with that authority. This course provides students with a scaffolded range of opportunities to learn, demonstrate knowledge, and succeed.
The position will begin on August 18, 2017.
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