I work in a private school and have recently been promoted from a Teacher Assistant to a Full-time teaching position. I'm very excited about it, but the only problem is that I'm certified in HS English, but will be teaching HS US History, US Government, and Economics. I've placed an order for textbooks (because our school needed new ones) but am generally a bit apprehensive about how to go about beginning the year and how to proceed with the material. Because my school is private, there are no standards to adhere to. I'd LOVE some advice/suggestions about what kinds of things I should focus on and what kinds of activites would be fun to include in the curriculum. Thanks!