Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Welcome to the wonderful world of Ancient History. My name is Bambi Crivello, and I am thrilled to be your World History to 1500 teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. In my 15-year teaching career I’ve taught Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 6th grade Language Arts, 8th grade World History, 9th grade English and 12th grade English Literature. World History is by far my favorite subject. I am in constant awe of the great responsibility before me to help your child grow and mature as a student, but at the same time, I am supremely confident that ALL of my students can learn and will prosper.
In Huntsville City Schools, the subject of Social Studies is broken into two separate courses: Prehistoric Times to 1500AD in 8th grade, and 1500AD to Modern Times in 9th grade. Our course this year, World History to 1500, is absolutely fascinating. Students will be examining the emergence of man and the development of the early civilizations whose contributions have shaped the world as we know it. We will analyze key themes to the discipline of history: economy and trade, religion, social structure, government, impact/interaction with geography and historical contribution. Our studies will take us on a journey across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and South America.
Parents and Guardians: Please contact me if any questions or concerns arise throughout the school year. You may contact me by telephone (256-428-7660) or through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I do check e-mail several times throughout the day, and that is probably the easiest and fastest means by which to contact me. If you would like to meet face to face, or if you have concerns regarding your child’s performance in multiple subject areas, please contact the guidance office to arrange a conference. I view collaboration between teacher, parent and student as an important aspect in the educational process, and I look forward to creating an effective partnership with you and your child.
Students: You will discover very quickly that I am easy to get along with, and that I strive to have an efficient and entertaining class! I will be available to you if you have problems in any of your classes, and provide you with a safe and secure environment where you can achieve. While I cannot do your work for you, or provide you with the will to learn, I will do my best to be inspirational. I have high expectations for your behavior and your effort in my class. Above all else, I believe in your abilities and will root for your success both in my classroom and in life.
Welcome to World History!