Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Rick Mey


I began teaching and coaching in 1992.  Most of my career took place in Arizona, but our family moved to Temecula in 2014.  I feel very blessed to be able to work with our youth and help develop them into the leaders of tomorrow.  In addition to teaching history, I have also taught weight training and physical education.  My wife Tina is a counselor at Chaparral.  We have three children; Lauren, Marissa, and Bryce.  


This course will focus on world history starting from Ancient Civilizations and going through Contemporary History.  Each unit will focus around the social strands: geography, economy, government, and culture


Unit 1-  Development of democracy from Athens to the English Glorious Revolution of 1688

Unit 2 - Influence of the Enlightenment on the American and French Revolutions

Unit 3-  Industrial Revolution and its effects in England, France, Germany, Japan and United States

Unit 4- European Imperialism throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia

Unit 5-  The Causes of World War I

Attendance- Attendance in class is critical.  Students who miss class often jeopardize their grade in this course.  If you are absent, it is your responsibility for obtaining and making up the work you missed.  Please share email addresses or phone numbers with other students in class in order to find out what was missed during your absence.

Make up work- Per TVUSD policy, students will have as many days as they were absent plus one to make up any/all missed assignments.  

Late work- Must be turned in during the current unit for half credit only. 

Grading- The grade scale in this course will be familiar to all of you.  It is standard: 100-90% = A, 89-80% = B, 79-70% = C, and 69% and below is failing.  Your grades will be based on the following categories: 

Assessments: (Quizzes, Tests and Essays)- 40% of grade (No notes will be allowed)

Assignments- 40%( classwork/homework, writings, participation, etc.)

Comprehensive Final Exam- 10%

Plagiarism/Cheating- Any form of plagiarism or cheating will not be tolerated.  Students will receive a ZERO on the assignment and be subject to disciplinary action.  

Electronic Devices- Please remember that you are in class to learn.  Please make that your top priority.  Keep ALL electronic devices put away unless you have prior permission from your teacher.

Materials- notebook, pens (blue or black) highlighter

  • On Friday, Sept. 13th there will be no school for students.  All teachers in the district will be attending training and meetings to help improve our instruction.

    Comments (-1)