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Lauren Hetrick

Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
Big Spring High School
High School (16 to 18 years old)
Civics, Cultures, Geography, World History
Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair

I am Social Studies teacher at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania, teaching a variety of courses including: American Studies (Gr. 9, thematic approach), Sociology, Jazz Studies, Law, and Advanced Placement World History.  I also serve as the department chair for 7-12 Social Studies in our district and am always looking for ways to integrate technology and outstanding resources, like the Smithsonian, into our curriculum.  I am a National Geographic Certified Educator and Google for Education Certified Teacher. Student travel, both domestic and international is very important to me! I hold a BA in History with a co-major in Secondary Education and minors in Art History and Psychology from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and am currently working on finishing my MA in Humanities from Penn State University, Capital Campus.

Lauren Hetrick's collections



<p>This collection of sources relating to the Inca were collected utilizing the Smithsonian Learning Lab's database and was used in Honors World Studies to determine core cultural elements of the Inca.  </p>
Lauren Hetrick

A Morning in Damascus

<p><em></em>This collection features a series of three independent activities around one singular portrait of Bayard Taylor (formally titled <em>A Morning in Damascus)</em> painted by Thomas Hicks, 1855.  Taylor was one of America's foremost and most popular travel writers of the mid to late 19th century.  </p> <p>These activities were created for my Advanced Placement World History course to practice close reading skills as well as historical thinking skills.  The notations provided here are for teacher reference and would not be given to students. </p> <p><em>This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2017 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.</em><br /></p> <p>#NPGTeach </p><p><em>#historicalthinking</em></p>
Lauren Hetrick