What is happening in History?

November 10, 2021 | Sam Choi

In history class this year we are covering world history from 1750 to the present.  The curriculum we are using is from the World History Project website.  The curriculum focuses on national standards and helps students with critical thinking using articles, maps, graphs, and first-person texts.  Students get a chance to delve into important topics such as the long-term consequences of the Industrial Revolution and how the Enlightenment led to a half-century of war in the 1900s.

These are the topics we will be covering this year:

Unit 1:  The World in 1750

Unit 2:  Revolutions

Unit 3:  Industrialization

Unit 4:  Labor and Society

Unit 5:  Imperialism

Unit 6:  World War I

Unit 7:  Interwar and World War II

Unit 8:  End of Empire and Cold War

Unit 9:  Globalization

Here is a sample of the different types of assignments students will be covering in the World War I unit.

For assessments, students will be doing group projects, essays, multiple-choice tests, and short-answer tests.

An example of a group project assessment:

Students drew a village during the time of the Industrial Revolution.  With each prompt, students added more elements to the village going from a small hamlet of 10 houses to a large town with multiple apartment buildings and various sized houses.






Sam Choi

Teacher, 6th - 8th Math

Mr. Choi has been teaching for over twenty years. Prior to Mustard Seed, Mr. Choi taught at a high school and a middle school for students with language based learning differences. He has also taught at an after school tutoring center and a standardized test prep center.

Over his career, Mr. Choi has taught high school Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Programming, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and US and European History. He has also taught middle school PE, Health, Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, World History and Language Arts, as well as Ethics, Civics, Economics, Christian Studies and Geography.

Mr. Choi enjoys running, watching movies, and cheering for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs; he has been an avid fan of these teams since 1980.
He is married to Abby Hall Choi and is the father of Noah (MSS Class of 2027) and Jacob (MSS class of 2030).

Mr. Choi was born in Pusan, South Korea, and emigrated to the United States in 1980 with his parents and older brother and sister. He first lived in Kansas City, Kansas and then moved to San Diego, California in 1986. In 2007, Mr. Choi moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. He quickly discovered that living in Southern California does not equip one to survive anywhere outside of Southern California.

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