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California State University, San Bernardino, MA (History) Brigham Young University BA (History)

Mr. Anderson

After graduation from high school in Utah, I served a two-year mission in New Zealand for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Upon my return to the United States, I resumed my university studies and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986 with degrees in American History and English.  I began teaching at La Sierra High School at the beginning of the 1986-87 school year.  I received a Master's Degree in American History in 1990 from California State University, San Bernardino and have completed 60 post-graduate units in American History through Loyola-Marymount University, University of California, Riverside, and California State University, San Bernardino.  While at La Sierra High School I've taught Birth of a Nation, Rise of a Nation, the Nation Matures, American History, Advanced Placement American History, Early Civilizations, Constitutional Law, and Modern World History.  Currently I am teaching American History (juniors) and Modern World History (sophomores.)  Both American History and Modern World History courses will involve primary source analysis, discussion of political cartoons, review of historical documentaries, geographic map analysis, in-class discussions and problem-solving, textbook readings, essay responses to historical issues, and group projects.  Students in both classes will be expected to take careful lecture notes, reading notes, and be involved with in-class discussions.  Weekly extra-credit assignments are available for all students to complete and help raise low or missing scores.  Any student willing to work hard and complete extra-credit assignments when needed will be able to easily pass all courses I teach.  Extra-credit assignments will not be handed out but will be available in the classroom for students take on their own.  I have been married since 1980 to the same sweet girl.  We have five sons (all married) and sixteen grandchildren (and counting).  Throughout my life I've enjoyed rock climbing, tennis, golf, baseball, searching for historical artifacts, historical research, and swimming.