Ages: 9th-12th grade
Dates: September 13 – December 6 (no class on 11/29, 12/13 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Class Description: Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.
Francisco became a Muay Thai and soccer instructor at UCLA Recreation while attending UCLA back in 2008. He has trained in Muay Thai, Savate, Kali, Boxing and with the Bruin Self-Defense Program. Meanwhile, he played at the semi-pro level with a Central American soccer league and went on to coach his own Sunday league co-ed and men’s team. After graduating from UCLA with a major in History and a minor in English, Francisco has worked as a Behavior Therapist working one-on-one with high functioning students with special needs. He has received his teacher credential from The Masters University and is currently completing his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Francisco is currently a Social Studies teacher which includes history, economics, geography and government. He has also worked summers teaching English as a second language, and GED Classes.
Minimum class size: 4
Maximum class size: 15
* Class fee decreases if 8 or more students register