Elizabeth "Libby" Sutherland, 8th Grade Global Studies/High School Psychology&Sociology
Hello! I'm Ms. Sutherland and I'm an 8th grade Global Studies teacher here at Washington Technology Magnet.
This is my 13th year of teaching and 7th year teaching in Saint Paul Public Schools. I couldn't be more excited to teach Global Studies as well as High School sections of Psychology and Sociology.
Instructor: Elizabeth Sutherland
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Prep (Office) period: Purple Period 4, Gold Period 4
Students will actively engage in the work of a geographer by asking geographic questions and then acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting geographic information in order to answer geographic questions.
This course will use a regional approach to explore the 6 essential elements of Geography: Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environments and Society, The Spatial World and Uses of Geography in Today’s Society. The content will incorporate a variety of scales – from local to global. Classroom materials will include adopted instructional materials and supplementary printed and electronic resources.
Intro to Psychology:
Introduction to Psychology is a course that will give you a basic introduction to the study of Psychology. This is a semester long course that will cover topics from what is Psychology, research methods, consciousness, learning, development, personality and gender roles. This class will have you challenge the ideas that you have about yourself, and the misconceptions you may have about others. It is important to respect all perspectives and find ways to constructively agree or disagree with perspectives that are not aligned with your own.
Intro to Sociology:
Introduction to Sociology is a course that will give you a basic introduction to the study of Sociology. This is a semester long course that will cover topics from what is Sociology, socialization, social inequality, deviance, social institutions, and the ways the social world is changing. This class will have you challenge the ideas that you have about yourself, and the misconceptions you may have about others. It is important to respect all perspectives and find ways to constructively agree or disagree with perspectives that are not aligned with your own.
You may be required to complete readings and homework outside of the classroom, and will need to come to class prepared everyday. If we are studying a topic that is confusing to you, it is your responsibility to contact me, either in person or by email, to get the help that you need. Ms. Sutherland will also follow all of the Washington expectations outlined in the Student Handbook.
You will need to bring your iPad to class everyday. In the classroom you will need to use your iPad as learning tool. If you cannot follow this rule, Ms. Sutherland will create a learning plan for your that will not include the use of your iPad. Ms. Sutherland will also follow the guidelines for student use of the iPad as described in the Washington Way iPad Expectations.