Mrs. Mindi Cook
United States History
School phone number: 601.856.7121 (I prefer email :)
My name is Mrs. Mindi Cook and I teach United States History and Virtual US History this year (sometimes AP US History.)
Welcome to my class!
I love my job, and I enjoy coming to work each day to see what my students think about the foreign, domestic and historical subject of the day. It will be a great year. Please feel free to e-mail me any questions or comments, or compliments, or complaints you may have. I am the Social Studies Department head, I help Mrs. Johnson with Beta Club, and I am in charge of Homecoming festivities. This is my 22nd year to teach, and 11 of those have been at MCHS! I went to Mississippi State, Mississippi College, and Arkansas State University to get a few degrees. I've been married to Scott Cook 21 years, We have 2 boys, Jake in 11th grade and Zac in 9th. We have an an awesome dog, Cosmo and two kitties, Milo and Tipsy.
What an exciting year to be in US History! We have so many things to talk about that will be in our future History books. The insanity of the beginning of 2020- the Election in November!! Please remember that we will not all agree on things, but listening to all different ideas and thoughts and backgrounds and cultures just makes each of us a better citizen. I cannot wait to lead you in this journey!
It is also important for me to mention your learning style here. I want to encourage parents and students to be aware of collabaration vs cheating. Students learn better when they think, write and read. Copying another student's work turns a thought-provoking assignment into busy work. I need students to make a point to do their own work. Asking for help, clarification and examples, are all great ways to collaborate to make your own work better; copying someone else's work because you 'didn't understand it' or 'don't have time' are not acceptable behavior. The students who mentally work through the assignments are growing intellectually while the students who copy are falling behind.
Feel free to watch my "Back to School Video" here. (it says what you read above, basically!)
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U.S. History: 1877-Present Day This class will follow the state standards and focus on concepts that are important in U.S. History. Using the state standards as a guideline we will explore history through the perspective of people. History is not just memorizing dates, people and places. In this course you will be expected to analyze and put your knowledge into action. You will be expected to be an active learner and participation in all aspects of class is required.
APUSH: 1491-Present Day This class will follow the Advanced Placement curriculum to prepare students for the AP test that will be offered at the end of the course. This is also to ensure a full understanding of the country's growth. A full understanding of vocabulary, dates and people as well as an in depth understanding of how and why are imperative to succeed. YOu will be expected to be an active learner and participation in all aspects of class is required.
Materials: Every student is required to have in class the following items:
(1) a '2 inch' 3 ring Binder with notebook paper
(2) Computer (charged and ready to use) and EARBUDS everyday
(3) Pen (blue or black ink)
(6) Textbook (we have a class set- and an online link for home use)
State Test- This course has a graduation mandatory State Test in May. The course is set up to ensure success if you do your work, attend class and understand what is assigned. Please work hard to understand the material and excel on the test!Let's have a great year in room 204!
A1- US History B5- US History
A2- Planning B6- Virtual US Histoy
A3- US History B7- PlanningA4- US History B8- US History
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