Shawn Johnson's Webpage
Shawn Johnson's Introduction
I'm thrilled to say this is my 25th year teaching high school Social Studies classes and look forward to providing an environment where students will develop a growth mindset. I am very interested in having your support and working as a team with your family to have a very successful school year. I am a native of Washington State but have lived in the San Antonio area for the past twenty-five years. I currently teach AP Macroeconomics, Dual Credit Government, and IB History of the Americas.
When I am not at school, I enjoy walking and traveling with my wife, Pamela. I also enjoy being a supportive band and debate parent for my son, Connor. In conjunction with my academic and social background, I am a retired Master Sergeant and bring my military experiences from the Army to enhance the classroom environment. Through travel and work, I have encountered people from various backgrounds; which has provided me a better understanding of the process of teaching people from a multitude of learning styles and cultures.
I understand that every child has different strengths and weaknesses in their learning process. Therefore, I am committed to having differentiated instruction in my class with a variety of opportunities for my students to achieve their goals. Nevertheless, learning the social sciences involves a multitude of educational skills. Students will be challenged to develop a variety of approaches to learning. I will request your support at home to reach our goals this year.
Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Political Science (Texas State University)
M.Ed. Education Administration (Southwest Texas State University)
B.E.S.S. Exercise and Sports Science (Southwest Texas State University)
A.S. Biology (Austin Community College)
SBEC Certified in Social Studies Composite (Grades 6 -12), Physical Education (Grades 6 -12), & Principal (All Level)
|Class Period||Course/Teacher Info||Time of Day||Location|
|1st||AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester)||8:40-9:30||H 205|
|2nd||Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester)||9:35-10:30||H 205|
|3rd||Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester)||10:35-11:25||H 205|
|4th||I. B. History of the Americas II||11:30-12:20||H 205|
|5th||Lunch/Duty||12:25-1:15||H 205/C Wing Courtyard|
|6th||AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester)||1:20-2:10||H 205|
|7th||I. B. History of the Americas II||2:15-3:05||H 205|
I believe that a Social Studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state and world communities. The understanding of both the past and the present, as well as a comprehension of both domestic and global issues, will help prepare students for the challenges they will face in the years to come. In order to acheive these goals we must learn at all costs; thus a work hard-effort is key to mental growth. Therefore, the challange is to make our mistakes and deficiencies as opportunities, and learn from them.
Before School: 7:50 - 8:20 (Check with me prior to determine availability - M, T, & F)
After school: 4:05 - 4:30 (Check with me prior to determine availability - M, W, Th, & F)
Extended or other tutorial times are available by appointment.
Educate Your Children To Self-Control, To The Habit Of Holding Passion And Prejudice And Evil Tendencies Subject To An Upright And Reasoning Will, And You Have Done Much To Abolish Misery From Their Future And Crimes From Society.
Benjamin Franklin: Author, Diplomat, Inventor, Physicist, Politician & Printer (1706 - 1790)
Class Expectations & Rules
When you walk into Dual Credit Course, IB History of the Americas, or AP World History; I consider you a mature, adult college student. That means life here will be very different from high school: much more independence and freedom of choice. Some people are ready for the responsibility that comes with that new life; others are far from ready. Your success is based on your willingness to respond as a college student, thus your effort is required to learn from the process of that your are involved with throughout the course of instruction.
Objectives For All Classes:
- Write effective Social Studies essays with a strong thesis and supporting evidence.
- Analyze key documents and discuss their relevance.
- Interpret major historical events and periods and determine their significance.
- Develop a global perspective of current world issues, and how Social Studies can guide the human race in the future.
- Synthesize creative projects utilizing the skills learned in class.
- Discuss how past events relate to the present.
- Develop an appreciation of the sacrifices made by other Americans in order that we might enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.
- Be proactive in creating a physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
- Treat others in a respectful and courteous manner.
- Arrive to class on time.
- Follow directions the first time.
- Practice a studious work ethic and always be prepared for class.
- Ensure that the classroom and hallway is left clean.
|1st||AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester)||@apeco1st|
|2nd||Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester)||@govdc2nd|
|3rd||Dual Credit Government (1st & 2nd Semester)||@govdc3rd|
|4th||I. B. History of the Americas II||@hota4th|
|6th||AP Macroeconomics (1st & 2nd Semester)||@apeco6th|
|7th||I. B. History of the Americas II||@hota7th|
General Course Syllabus Information is located on each courses tab.
Updated Versions of Course Syllabus for AP Macroeconomics and IB History of the Americas will be located on Google Classsroom.
Updated Versions of Course Syllabus for Dual Credit Government will be located on Google Classsroom and Canvas.
College Board Designation
The College Board owns the terms "AP®," "Advanced Placement®" and "College Board®" and a unique shade of blue.
Webquest DisclaimerThe mission of this Web site is to make its resources available and useful to students and peers. Through some of the suggested Web sites, there is access to a wide range of information, including historical materials that may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. These materials must be viewed in the context of the relevant time period. I do not endorse the views expressed in such materials. Some Web sites have links to other agencies and organizations. This linking does not constitute my endorsement of the content of their Web sites or of their policies or products.