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Who am I?
What is this place?
My name is Cedric Papa and I love history, economics and political science. In 2011 I graduated from Cal-State Fullerton with B.A in Asian American studies and a minor in History. For the past three years I have been working for the Cal-State Fullerton Upward Bound program as a Pre-College adviser where I was helping high school students develop a stronger comprehension for history, economics and civics. Currently I am enrolled in the Cal-State Fullerton teaching credential programs.
HI! Let me welcome you to the Social Science Lab, a place dedicated to the understanding of modern society. Here the disciplines of World & U.S history, Economics and Political Science are carefully examined to answer a singular question: how do we build a better world? So with this in mind explore the lab and be part of building a better world! The Tabs above will help navigate you around the site: Home Tab (Currently on) discusses who I am, what classes I teach, and how to contact me for further questions. The Classroom Rules and Polices Tab discusses the way in which I run the class and my expectations for my students. The "What is History?" Tab demonstrates my own personal view about history. Finally the Course Calendar and Assignment Tab is where my Students can find and turn in any online assignments assigned to them as well as keep track of any potential due dates.
What do I teach?
U.S history is a course taken in the 11th grade and is the story of how the United States became the super-powered nation it is today. Students will learn how the promise of a new world brought droves of immigrants to the shores of North American continent, and how 13 colonies would stare down the face of tyranny through revolution and set forth upon the world a new nation conceived in liberty, and how such a country would continue as nation. Students will begin to see the history of the United States through a much more critical lens as they begin to analyze events through intellectual, economic, social and many other different perspectives. Here in this class, students will attempt to grasp the immense complexity that is America’s past with the hope of understanding how such a history connects with them.
Civics/Government is a class encountered in 12th grade and deals with how government works through the laws and procedures put in place. Here students will focus on how the U.S government functions; covering areas such as its principles as a democracy, how the three branches work to create, enforce and interpret laws, how one participates in the world of American politics, and understand the past to prevailing issues surrounding American government. This class prepares students to view the world in a political sense and connect how the issues and actions of U.S government affect their lives and the lives of others.
Economics is a class encountered in the 12th grade and deals with understanding of the processes that govern the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. In an Economics classroom students focus on understanding how people decide the ways resources are shared amongst society they focus on why people decide to buy what they buy and sell what they sell; and what government and people do to strengthen or hurting society in economic terms.