Mrs. Laboon

Phone: 412-833-1600 ext. 2670

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh MAT in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Pittsburgh

Mrs. Laboon

Social Studies Teacher

Hello and welcome to my page! As a USC alumna, I am thrilled to continue to share my Panther Pride as an Upper St. Clair Social Studies Teacher! After graduating in 2005, I made the quick trip to Oakland to attend P-I-T-T! I studied history and anthropology for four years, earned my BA, and decided to continue my studies at Pitt. I attended their School of Education to earn my Master of Art in Teaching and completed my internship at our very own Fort Couch!  

After teaching in the Pittsburgh suburbs for a few years, my husband and I moved to Rochester, NY. We enjoyed the snow in the winter and the lakes in the summer! For 2.5 years I had the pleasure of working as a 9th and 10th grade world history teacher for the Victor Central School District.

I am thrilled to work with you and embark on our journey for a successful year! 

Please click here to visit our World History Canvas page or click here to visit our American History Canvas page.

Current Courses (2019-2020):

WORLD HISTORY

World History deals with the sum total of human activity and encourages students to explore its achievements, failures, and consequences. The course material is organized and presented in a thematic approach. Western and non-western civilizations are compared to show how they have interacted with each other over the short span of man’s recorded history. The course charts the human experience through a multidisciplinary approach and a variety of conceptual lenses, including economic shifts, political decisions, and interactions, cultural/sociological developments, religious and ideological movements, as well as causes and effects of military conflicts. Students will be encouraged to view the importance of history in reference to all aspects of life since all human activities shed light on the development of man and society.

AMERICAN HISTORY

Like all American History courses, this course is designed to give you a general overview of the key events, people, and trends of our nation’s history. Understanding history not only helps us understand the past, but it also gives us a new view of what’s happening in our world right now. This year, you’ll be gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to appreciate how our world today reflects what’s happened in the past.

 

Previous Courses Taught:

MYP HONORS AMERICAN CIVICS AND WORLD GEOGRAPHY

HONORS AMERICAN HISTORY

MYP WORLD HISTORY