The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a part-time candidate to work collaboratively in its Humanities Department to teach Geography and US History or Gov’t Econ.
The US History Teacher will design and teach some or all of the following courses: Geography, US History, Government/Economics.
This course focuses on the profound role that geography plays in shaping our world. Students analyze the relationship between physical and human geography through the study of demography, cartography, history, and modern cultural phenomena of the major global regions, including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. They discover the links between regions and the characteristics that make them culturally and physically unique. The class is conducted in seminar format. Key skills emphasized include writing, speaking, presenting, and researching.
United States History
This seminar-style course focuses on discussion of the major turning points in American history from the pre-colonial era to the present. The first half of the course looks at the events that shaped America as a nation before the 1900s; the westward expansion; the transformation brought about as a result of the Industrial Revolution; the Civil War and its economic; social, and political ramifications for the United States as an emerging world power; and the rise of big business and the industrialists, coupled with the impact of immigration on the U.S. The second half includes the Progressive Era, WWI, the Jazz Age and the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, WW II, the Civil Rights Era, and finally, the role of the US as a superpower and the problems inherent with that authority. Prerequisite: Modern World History.
This elective course introduces students to the language, tools, and concepts of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Topics include scarcity, supply and demand, business structures, economic systems, GDP, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. The class engages in a stock market simulation and several projects involving research and presentations. Classes operate in a seminar format, with students discussing and applying concepts from the text or additional readings. Prerequisite: United States History.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Adapt the curriculum to the needs of neurodiverse students with varying abilities, and be able to accommodate students with a variety of learning profiles.
Maintains strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate and compromise is essential.
Communicates proactively, in a timely fashion, with parents about student progress.
Collaborates with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary, and community-based opportunities that add to the school community.
Participates in all faculty and staff meetings.
Supervises and/or participates in occasional non-academic activities such as lunch supervision, chaperone for dances, overnight trips and service days
Holds at least an undergraduate degree in History or American Studies, or a related field (graduate degree or teaching credential preferred).
Has experience teaching Geography, US History and Government/Economics.
Understands and enjoys working with students with diverse learning needs.
Has an engaging, strategies-based teaching style and is competent with assistive technology.
Wants to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment.
Is willing and able to reflect on one’s own lessons and teaching and adapt them to meet the different needs of students.
Works collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues.
Communicates respectfully, proactively, and honestly both orally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum and students.
Possesses a positive attitude, strong organizational skills and success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, flexibility and collegiality.
The position will begin on August 16, 2019.
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO.
No calls please.
About The Marin School
The Marin School currently serves approximately 100 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.