• Welcome! 

    At the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro!   
    Hello!  This is my 2nd year in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, and will be teaching 8th grade Global Studies and 7th grade U.S. Studies at Coon Rapids Middle School.  I am so excited to enter back into the community that prepared me for life after high school (former L.O.Jacob, CRMS, and CRHS student).  I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Global Studies with an emphasis on Africa, the Environment, and Sustainable Development.  After graduating I spent time working and volunteering for various organizations, including a school located in a Maasai village in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.  Following this experience I earned my masters degree at the University of Minnesota where I focused on social studies education.     
    I look forward to learning with you as we adventure our way through the 2017-2018 school year!

    7th grade U.S. Studies Syllabus.

    8th grade Global Studies Syllabus.

    7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Grading Information:
    70%  Summative Assessments-Items that demonstrate student learning such as unit tests, quizzes or projects.
    20%  Formative Learning Activities-Practice leading up to the summative assessments such as daily activities, reading, study guides, discussions, etc.
    10%  District Common Summative Assessment-Assessment given to EVERY 7th grader and 8th grader across the district that encompasses all learning from that trimester.

    Grades are defined by the following language-
    "A" Range- Advanced Level of Understanding
    "B" Range- Beyond Basic Level of Understanding
    "C" Range- Basic Level of Understanding
    "D" Range- Not Yet Achieved a Basic Level of Understanding or Incomplete
    "M"- Missing



    Amber Rice
    7th Grade U.S. Studies
    8th Grade Global Studies
  • Teaching schedule 

       Day one  Day two
     Period 1 Prep Prep
     Period 2  U.S. Studies 7 U.S. Studies 7
     Period 3 Global Studies 8 Global Studies 8
     Period 4 Global Studies 8 Global Studies 8
     Period 5 Prep Prep
     Period 6 Global Studies 8 Global Studies 8
     Period 7 Global Studies 8 Global Studies 8