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Degrees and Certifications:

BA Social Studies

Ms. Lori Rost Gipson

Welcome to World History!  

 My name is Lori Rost Gipson and I will be teaching World History this school year!  I hope everyone is ready to get back to learning and exploring the world!! 

I am certified to teach History, Social Studies, and Government; this will be my 15th year at IRHS. I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach World History to the incoming Freshmen class this year!  Prior to teaching at IRHS, I was a physical education teacher at ESC in Phoenix.  

Loving history and travel, led me to start the History TRAVEL club in 2012; through travel I have been able to add an exciting element to the educational experience of student learning in my history classes.  We take trips to local historical spots, enjoy guest speakers, such as Jim Zwerg, and help students with scholarship opportunities! I enjoy taking kids to historical sites to see the history they study.  

If you are interested in traveling with me not only locally but internationally, I will be taking students and adults to Italy and Greece in 2022!!  We were to travel last May but due to COVID19 the trip was reschedule to 2022.  I know Italy and Greece will be eager to have us come and explore their history and culture this end of May!!  If you are interested please let me know by emailing me at  I can give you more information on the trip.  I also am excited to announce a new trip to Costa Rica!  This trip is planned for March 11th of 2022 and will go through spring break!  We will have an exciting time traveling from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean Sea while experience the culture of Costa Rica.  This will also be great for all you new Spanish speakers! :)  These trips are not affilitated with IRHS or the Amphi School District.  I take these trips through tour companies that have years of experience taking student tours.

If we are able to, I will be posting our assignments, information, or discussions daily on Google Classoom, along with Power Points or Google slides.  Our class calendar will give you an idea of what lesson and activity we will be doing each day.  


Scholarship opportunities: 

I will add information as I get updated information on scholarships this year.

Please check the links on my webpage for the syllabus, calendar of information, etc. 

I am looking for a wonderful year with your child! :)