Phone: 651 - 293 - 8880 ext. 42210


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. In Economics M.A. in Elementary Education with (5-8) Social Studies University of St. Thomas

Mrs. Hussain

Hello students and families,

My name is Ms. Hussain. I am very excited to be partnering with you as your Minnesota Studies teacher for grade 6 and AVID teacher for grade 7 this year! The 2021-22 school year marks the beginning of my third year at Farnsworth Upper Campus. Our school is a place where students love to learn and teachers love to teach. We all work hard to see students succeed beyond their own expectations. Farnsworth is a close knit community that I am proud to have been a part of for over two years now. The community is supportive and willing to step forward to assist each other in achieving academic growth of all our students. As an educator I am honored to teach the students of Farnsworth community.

When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my family and friends, gardening and reading. I love to watch cooking shows and try new recipes.Digging and working in my yard is extremely relaxing for me.

I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However, I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in the learning process.

 Course Title: 6th Grade Minnesota Studies

Standards Addressed:

Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts (2010), Minnesota K-12 Revised Academic Standards for Social Studies (2011)

Course Description:

MN Studies features history as the lead discipline but the focus includes geographic, economic and civic understandings. Students study Minnesota history and its government, placing the state and its people within the context of the national story. They engage in historical inquiry and study events, issues and individuals significant to Minnesota history, beginning with the early indigenous people of the upper Mississippi River region to the present day. They examine the relationship between levels of government, and how the concept of sovereignty affects the exercise of treaty rights. They analyze how the state’s physical features and location of resources affected settlement patterns and the growth of cities. Drawing on their knowledge of economics, students analyze the influence of a market-based economy at the local and national levels. They learn about the unique role Minnesota played, and continues to play, in regional, national and global politics.

 Adopted Text - Northern Lights

Download the MNHS app from School Service to access the text.

Student username: 625 Student password: loon


Course Title: 7th Grade AVID Elective

Standards Addressed: 

College-preparatory curriculum created by AVID Center

 Course Description:

Major Concepts/Content:

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success. Each week, students receive instruction that utilizes the curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth. Additionally, students engage in activities centered around exploring college and career opportunities.

 Students will refine short- and long-term goals and, as a result, begin to understand the value in taking charge of their actions. They will start working on interpersonal skills as well as formal and informal speech. Students will complete self-evaluations and peer evaluations related to reading, writing, organization, and speaking. In broadening their writing practice, students will begin considering audience, purpose, and form in their writing. Students will take an active role in their own learning and also in collaborative lessons. They will expand their knowledge base regarding note-taking in relation to studying and test preparation. Students will be exposed to various field trips, guest speakers, and research to increase their knowledge of college and career options.