Phone: (630) 679-3695
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in History with Teachers Certification from Eastern Illinois University, with Middle Level Endorsement
Ms. Nicole Ellement
My name is Nicole Ellement and I am one of your Social Studies teachers. Currently I teach United States History and AP Human Geography. This is my second full year teaching and luckily I have spent my teaching career at BHS. Prior to starting teaching at BHS, I worked as a long-term substitute in District 218, at Richards High School in Oak Lawn and Eisenhower High School in Blue Island.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2016 with a degree in History with Teacher Certification and a Middle Level Endorsement. While at EIU I was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, the president of a registered student organization called Bridging Voices in Our Community that focused on eliminating bullying using Social- Emotional Learning in the classroom, and played Club Softball for 3 years and was on the executive board.
Outside of work I spend most of my time cheering on Chicago sports teams- obviously the Cubs, going to different country concerts, and watching Wheel of Fortune!
I'm really looking forward to this school year and getting to know all of my students!
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography presents high school students with the curricular equivalent of an introductory college-level course in human geography or cultural geography. Content is presented thematically rather than regionally and is organized around the discipline’s main subfields: economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. The approach is spatial and problem oriented. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human-environment relationships on places, regions, cultural landscapes, and patterns of interaction.
United States History
This course begins with a review of our country’s early history with a focus on the Revolutionary War and the development of our Constitution and federal system of government. After the review, the course provides a survey of U.S. History beginning with the post-Civil War period, ending with contemporary issues. Geography themes and skills are integrated throughout the course.