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Welcome to my page!  My name is Mark Stephens, and this will be my 2nd year of coaching and teaching at Holland ISD and my 5th year coaching and teaching overall.  I will be teaching World History, Government, and Economics this year at the high school.  I am also the head boys' basketball coach and an assistant coach for football and track.  I love being a coach and teacher at Holland ISD, and I look forward to having a successful 2nd year here.  If you need to contact me, please feel free to email me at mstephens@hollandisd.org

Thank you

Coach Stephens School Schedule

  

1st Period (8:00-8:45)-Middle School Athletics

2nd Period (8:50-9:35)-World History

3rd Period (9:40-10:25)-World History

4th Period (10:30-11:15)-Conference

5th Period (11:20-12:05)-High School Athletics

6th Period (12:40-1:30)-Government

7th Period (1:35-2:00)-Study Hall

8th Period (2:05-2:50)-Government

9th Period (2:55-3:40)-World History

World History (3076)

Introduction

World History Studies is a survey of the history of humankind. Due to the expanse of world history and the time limitations of the school year, the scope of this course should focus on "essential" concepts and skills that can be applied to various eras, events, and people within the standards in subsection (c) of this section. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world. Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions since the 17th century. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which constitutional governments evolved as well as the ideas from historic documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts. Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.

 

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Government (3079)

Introduction

In United States Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. This course is the culmination of the civic and governmental content and concepts studied from Kindergarten through required secondary courses. Students learn major political ideas and forms of government in history. A significant focus of the course is on the U.S. Constitution, its underlying principles and ideas, and the form of government it created. Students analyze major concepts of republicanism, federalism, checks and balances, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights and compare the U.S. system of government with other political systems. Students identify the role of government in the U.S. free enterprise system and examine the strategic importance of places to the United States. Students analyze the impact of individuals, political parties, interest groups, and the media on the American political system, evaluate the importance of voluntary individual participation in a constitutional republic, and analyze the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Students examine the relationship between governmental policies and the culture of the United States. Students identify examples of government policies that encourage scientific research and use critical-thinking skills to create a product on a contemporary government issue.

 

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Economics

Introduction

Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits is the culmination of the economic content and concepts studied from Kindergarten through required secondary courses. The focus is on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services (the problem of scarcity) in the United States and a comparison with those in other countries around the world. Students analyze the interaction of supply, demand, and price. Students will investigate the concepts of specialization and international trade, economic growth, key economic measurements, and monetary and fiscal policy. Students will study the roles of the Federal Reserve System and other financial institutions, government, and businesses in a free enterprise system. Types of business ownership and market structures are discussed. The course also incorporates instruction in personal financial literacy. Students apply critical-thinking skills using economic concepts to evaluate the costs and benefits of economic issues.

 

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

 

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Supplies Needed

-Binder

-5 tab dividers

-Notebook paper or Notebook

-Pen (black or blue ink) or Pencil

 

Grade Breakdown

-Homework/Daily Work- 50%

-Test/Quiz/Project- 50%

Season Information

-All game times on the schedules are subject to change.

-Practice begins the Monday after football season is over.

-Weekday HS practice will begin at 5:15pm for Varsity and JV.  Saturday practice will begin at 11am.

-On middle school game days, practice will begin at 4pm for Varisty and JV.

 

 

 

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