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 Human Geography and AP Human Geography. This is my fifth year teaching and luckily I have started and spent my teaching career here at BHS. I am a co-leader of St. Jude Leadership Society and also love coaching the Powder Puff game during Homecoming week.
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. Recently I have began studying and taking courses towards my Masters through the University of St. Fransis.
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.
This course is designed to provide instructional strategies that enhance the skills of reading, writing, and map skills in history. The course is global in nature, encompassing western and non-western cultures. Major emphasis will be placed on the topics of map skills, population and health, migration, folk and popular culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, development, food and agriculture, industry, services and settlement, and urban patterns.