Christine Terenchin
terencce@pwcs.edu
703-580-4000


Class Schedule: 

 

Gold Days
(Even)

Blue Days
(Odd)

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1. CISL Department Chair
1. CISL Department Chair

2/3

2. Planning/Duty
3. CISL Department Chair

4/5

4. AP Comparative Government & Politics
5. Duty

6/7

6. AP Comparative Government & Politics
7.Planning 


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! This is my fifth year teaching at C.D. Hylton High School and my eleventh year teaching in Virginia. I will be teaching AP Comparative Government and Politics this year. I know this is an incredibly busy time of the year so  I have included supply lists below to help with the back-to-school shopping process.

This year we will be using Canvas both as a school and as a division. Canvas is a learning management system through which students will be able to access ALL of our files, materials, assignments and assessments. I would still like to have students take handwritten notes during class and as part of their asynchronous/out-of-class/homework. Studies show that handwriting information leads to increased memory retention. 

E-mail is often the easiest way to connect quickly to answer quick questions or to set up either phone or in person conversations, so please feel free to email me at terencce@pwcs.edu at any time. I will make every effort to respond to all emails in a timely fashion. 

Even with the challenges that this year may bring, I am very much looking forward to this year and sharing my love of history, government, politics, and current events with your students! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I truly want every student to be successful!


2021-2022 Class Supplies for AP Comparative Government & Politics:  
  • Either a spiral notebook (3+ subjects recommended) or a binder with loose leaf paper 
  • Something to write with (pens or pencils is fine) 
  • Optional: having a set pens that are different colors would be helpful later in the year as we diagram governments (color coding can help us catalog information) but this is by no means required.
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Donations of tissues are always appreciated. 

AP Comparative Government & Politics Course Description: 

The goal of this course is to introduce students to various governments, political systems, and practices.  Although the course focuses on six specific countries as case studies it also emphasizes an understanding of conceptual tools and methods that form a framework for comparing almost any government that exists today. Additionally, it requires students to go beyond individual political systems to consider international forces that affect all people in the world, often in very different ways. Six countries form the core of this course and will act as our case studies this year: the United Kingdom, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the United Mexican States, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This course is taught on a college level and the workload will reflect this.  This is not necessarily an easy course but, I believe that all students who are willing to work hard will be successful here.  The class will require daily reading of a college level text, reading of current and world events, and analytical writing where students defend a position on an issue.  For students who willing to work hard we will study topics that will allow them to gain insight into the way that countries around the world operate today and explain why those countries operate the way they do.


Office Hours:
  • Students:
    • Monday- TBA
    • Before School:
      • Monday-Friday: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
    • After School:
      •  Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:15-4:30 p.m.
    Parents: