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Welcome to Mrs. Cox's U.S. History and Economics Class Page

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School year. My name is Cassandra Cox and this is my first year as a Magnolia High Bulldog. I teach U.S. History and Economics, Juniors and Seniors. I am also a new teacher. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Major in History and a Minor is Secondary Education. I am also a Wife and mother of 3. I am a Veteran of the US Army, serving as a Medic and working on Humanitarian Aid missions. I have traveled all over the world and lived in many places, but nothing is like being home. This year I will be co-Advising for the Model UN and the UIL Current Events Team. We are always looking for interested students and welcome all those interested. Together with my students, their parents and our wonderful administration, I know this will be a great year.  
U.S. History:

This is a one-year course which traces the emergence of the United States as a world power from the Post-Civil War period to the present, including geographic influences on the country’s historical, economic, social, cultural, and political  developments.

Course topics include:
 Industrialization
 World War I
 The Roaring Twenties
 The Great Depression
 World War II
 The Cold War
 The Progressive Era and Empire Building
 Civil Rights
 Social Changes
 The Presidents and their policies
 Current Events

Required Supplies:
1” Binder
College-ruled lined Notebook paper OR College-ruled Spiral notebook
3 x 5 lined index cards
Pencils or Pens
Highlighter
 
Economics:
 

This is a ONE SEMESTER course. This course will provide you with an understanding of economic principles, systems, and activities, in order to fully participate as a citizen in the U.S. Free Enterprise System. This focus is on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution in the United States and a comparison with those in other countries around the world

 

Course topics include:

  • Fundamentals
  • Economic Systems
  • Supply and Demand
  • Market Structure
  • Business Structure
  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Performance
  • Taxes and Spending
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Trade and Globalization

 

Required Supplies

  • 1” Binder
  • College-ruled lined Notebook paper OR

College-ruled Spiral notebook

  • 3 x 5 lined index cards
  • Pencils or Pens
  • Highlighter (any color will do)
 
 
Connect with Mrs. Cox:
Twitter: @historynerd1981
REMIND: USHistory16: Text 81010 @d9a7ca; Economics: Text 81010 @gah8c
Conference times: 7th Period 1:47-2:35, or by appointment. For students I am available before and after school and during PLC. Please email or come see me if you need tutorials.
For notes, powerpoints, assignments and information for US History please follow this Link: