Ms. Amy Kohler Howard

Phone: 610-683-7346 x1518

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - Moravian College (Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology) J.D. - Villanova University School of Law Certificate in Secondary Social Studies Education - Moravian College

Ms. Amy Kohler Howard

The supreme purpose of history is a better world.

- Herbert Hoover
 

A democracy is dependent upon a well-educated electorate who is willing to engage in thoughtful debate for the progress of our nation.  Thus, it is imperative that our students understand past events, decisions, and philosophies so that they may actively participate in the complex political, economic, and social decisions in a global community.  

As a proud KASD alum, I am glad that my career path has led me back to the community that shaped me, personally and professional.  I left the legal profession to teach because I wanted to have a greater impact on my community.  Not one day of my teaching career has felt like a job.  It is my goal to challenge my students to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and compassionate global citizens.  While my courses are rigorous, they are fair.  My door is always open, and students are reminded that I am very accessible.  

At Kutztown, U.S. History is taught in a Global Context as a 3 part course, beginning in 8th grade.  In eighth grade, students study Early Exploration through Jacksonian Democracy, followed by Westward Expansion through World War I in 9th grade.  Finally, 10th graders investigate the Roaring Twenties  through the Clinton administration.  U.S. History is explored IN CONJUNCTION with world history topics.  Students may opt to take AP U.S. History as a sophomore instead of U.S. History 10, or they can take it as an elective during junior or senior year.
 
The 10th grade U.S. History course is a reading and writing intensive course.  I work closely with Language Arts to prepare students for the non-fiction elements of the Literature Keystone.  The course is intended to give students opportunities to act as historians and develop their own conclusions, based on the critical interpretation of primary and secondary sources.
 
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