Degrees and Certifications:
Hello everyone! I am Michele Payne. This is my second year teaching at Roosevelt and my fourth year teaching. This year I am teaching American Government, American History and American Government AP. A little bit about myself. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Central Missouri ( Go Mules!) with a degree in History and I completed my teaching certification in April 2016. In my free time I love reading, drawing, playing softball and hanging out with my friends. I have been married for three years now to my highschool sweetheart, Spencer.
I am excited to be teaching here at Roosevelt this year and I am looking forward to a great year!
1. Come to Class on Time
2. Be prepared
3. Be ready to work and learn
American History Course Discription:
American History students will examine how the events, individualism and trends in US history are interrelated and influenced by economic, political, religious, and social forces. This course will primarily examine multiple perspectives on historical events, political and legal developments, and relationships among different socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and religious groups. This course will survey American history broadly, providing ample opportunity to examine topics and themes in greater depth. In addition American History will compliment American Literature & Composition by drawing upon the themes and concepts discussed in the literature related to American History.
American Government Course Discription:
American Government students will examine the foundations of government and law in the United States and the State of Missouri as well as fundamental economic principles and how the U.S economy operates in a global community. Students will learn how their tax dollars are spent, what the government can do for them as citizens, and how the US government interacts in world affairs.
AP American Government Course Discription:
AP United States Government and Politics is an intensive study of the formal and informal structures of government and the processes of the American political system, with an emphasis on policy-making and implementation. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP exam in May. For students who achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5, universities may grant either credit or advanced placement, or both. Students must understand that there is INTENSIVE READING, and that this must be completed when assigned. Students are expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of topics covered in the textbook and any additional readings that should be reflected in all assignments and class discussion. AP U.S. Government and Politics is comprised of six units that will be completed in the following sequence: