MR. DOWNS WORLD HISTORY and ECONOMICS, Tel: (352) 672-4820, Ext. 58957

  • Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

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    Welcome, World History and Economics students.

    I Look Forward To Working With You This School Year!

    Please check your schedule to see when we meet. Remember that we are on a Block Schedule, so you have Periods 1, 3 and 5 on A Days and 2, 4, and 6 on B Days.

    To Begin Our First Class, You Will Need To Login To Your School Email.

    You Will Have An Email From My Teams Class [Economics Period 1 (Downs) LWHS, World History Period 2 (Downs) LWHS, etc.] That Looks Like A Calendar Invite With The Subject 'First Class Meeting'.

    Within That Email, You Will Have A Link To Join Our Team During Our First Scheduled Class Session.  You Will Click 'Click Here To Join The Meeting'.

    If you have trouble, email me at and I will try to walk you through it.

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  • We will be having class in Microsoft teams. I have posted the syllabus for World History and Economics here, on my faculty web page, but please access the class on microsoft Teams for assignments and important announcements.

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