High School English,History & Humanities Department ChairCarrington.Jeannine@thesugarcreek.org
Hi everyone, my name is Mrs. Jeannine Carrington and I'm the High School Department Chair for the History & Humanities department. My family and I had relocated from Long Island, New York to North Carolina in 2009. I have been blessed with a marriage of 30 years, 4 amazing children, three grandchildren ( ages 10, 9 and 1 years old) and two fur babies. I hold a dual Master of Education degree in Special Education and General Education from Touro College in New York, with an add on certification in School Administration from Gardner Webb University.
Currently, I am attending Gardner Webb University doctoral program in Educational Leadership. I have 10 + years of teaching experience educating elementary, middle and high school students in EC and in general education classroom settings. I have also taught English I - IV and American History OCS courses here at Sugar Creek Charter High School Campus for 2 1/2 years. Furthermore, I have 3 ½ years of college level teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor at Central Piedmont Community College, teaching two courses online and one on site, to teach teachers and human service professionals research based strategies to unlock the full potential in all learners.
In addition, I have 20 years of senior leadership experience, providing leadership to large, non profit organizations that support children and adults with developmental disabilities through residential, vocational and educational services.
Lastly, I absolutely love our SCCS high school students !! I can't wait to get to know each of you and I look forward to supporting our scholars to develop the skills needed to be successful in school and in life. All About Mrs. Carrington
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ENGLISH I COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENGLISH II COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENGLISH III COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENGLISH IV COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AP HONORS ENGLISH COURSE DESCRIPTION:
HISTORY & HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
AMERICAN HISTORY COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The American History course will guide students from the late nineteenth century time period through the early 21st century. Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction era to present times. The essential standards of American History Course II will trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world. This course goes beyond memorization of isolated facts to the development of higher level thinking skills, encouraging students to make historical assessments and evaluations. For example, students will study key turning points that helped shape the United States,
WORLD HISTORY COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The World History course is a chronologically-organized study of world history and geography from prehistoric times through the 21st century. Students will study about western and non western civilizations throughout this period of time. At the high end of the scale, World History introduces eleven primary categories of study. The first is an introduction titled "History, Geography, and Time." The next nine are titled Big Eras. The final one is called "Reflecting on the Past, Thinking about the Future." All nine Big Eras address history on the scale of humankind. That is, they are not limited to a particular region or civilization. Each Big Era deals with a chronological period on the global scale. Each successive period is shorter than the previous one. For example, Big Era One considers the very long epoch of history up to the emergence of Homo sapiens. Big Era Nine is concerned with the second half of the twentieth century and the dawn of the twenty-first. Study of all nine eras explores the past on several scales of time, space, and subject matter.
APUSH COURSE DESCRIPTION
Advanced Placement United States History is a rigorous and intensive course that is meant to be the equivalent of an introductory freshman college course in American History. The scope of the course begins with the emergence of Colonial America (1400s), and continues through modern day United States. In this course, students will study the political change in preparation for the Advanced Placement exam in May. The curriculum guidelines, content, and pace of the class is set by the College Board: https://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-course-exam-descriptions/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf
ETHNIC STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION
Ethnic Studies courses operate from the consideration that race and racism has been, and continue to be, profoundly powerful social and cultural forces in American society. These courses focus on the experiences of African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanas/os and Latinas/os, Native Americans, and other racialized peoples in the US. Courses are grounded in the concrete situations of people of color, and use a methodological framing that emphasizes both the structural dimensions of race and racism and the associated cultural dimensions (Adapted from UC Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies).The major purpose of this course is to educate students to be politically, socially, and economically conscious about their personal connections to local and national history. Ethnic Studies focuses on themes of social justice, social responsibility, and social change. The course spans from past to present, from politics to social reform, allowing students to identify similar social patterns and universal qualities present in other societies, including their own. This course will focus on the experiences of African American, Asian Americans, Latino American, and American Indians. This course will also include an Identity section where students will consider concepts related to their own personal, group, and/or national identity.
AP HONORS ENGLISH
AMERICAN HISTORY II
Block 1: American History
Block 2: American History 2
Block 3: American History
Block 4: Planning
Block 1: World History
Block 2: World History
Block 3: Planning
Block 4: Advanced Placement U.S.History ( APUSH)
- Student Computer
- Computer charger
- Ability to Access Web (zoom, canvas, nearpod,google drive, Kami)
- A willingness to learn and engage in active discussions