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Willis High School World History


Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!


My name is Larry Troy and this is my first year at Willis High School.


I have been married to my college sweetheart, Tiffani, for 21 years.  This will be her 16th year of teaching, she is at Cannan Elementary.  We have two beautiful children, Rebekah, a 2015 WHS graduate, and Caleb, a senior this year at WHS.  I am the varsity football video and scouting coordinator, and a freshman football coach and assistant men's soccer coach.


My commitment to you is that I will treat your student with respect, and my expectation is that I be treated the same.  Also, please know that we will learn every day in my class.  As a parent, everyday your student should be able to answer the question "What did you learn today that you didn't know yesterday?" 


Here is the link to the Textbook Online


2016-2017 Class Schedule

1st:   World History

2nd: World History

3rd:  World History

4th:  World History

5th:  World History

Tutorials and Make-ups

Quizzes should be made up during WildKat Lunch; see Coach Troy for a pass.


Tests should be made up during WildKat Lunch; see Coach Troy for a pass.


Tutorials: Tuesday and Thursday during WildKat Lunch (please arrive with specific questions and things you need help with); see Coach Troy for a pass.



If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me at ltroy@willisisd.org.  I greatly appreciate your support.  LET'S HAVE A SUPER WILDKAT YEAR!





Educational Background:


  • Kemp High School - High School Diploma
  • Trinity Valley Community College – Associates Degree
  • University of Houston Downtown – Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies



Teaching/Coaching Background:


  • 1998-1999 Lake Jackson Intermediate (Brazosport ISD)

Behavior Management Specialist

Coaching 7th Football (Defensive Coordinator)


  • 2006-2014 Spring ISD

Coordinator of Board and Governmental Relations


  • 2015-2016 Lynn Lucas

Teaching Texas History

Coaching 7th Football, 7th Boy's Basketball, 7th & 8th Girl's Soccer


  • 2016-present

Teaching World History

Varsity Video and Scouting Coordinator

Coaching 9th Football and Assistant Men's Soccer




Recent Posts

Immigrant Photos for Worksheet

Use the PPT to answer the following:

Social Issues for Immigrants in the Gilded Age


Slides 1-5: Immigrating

  1. Describe the conditions aboard immigrant ships.




  1. What types of luggage did people bring with them?




  1. What do the 2 previous answers tell you about the type of people who immigrated?




Slides 6-8: Inspection

  1. What sort of inspection process did immigrants go through when they arrived at Ellis Island?





Slides 9-13:

  1. What was housing like for most of the immigrants who went to cities?




  1. What does slide show 12 you?





Slides 14-17: Labor Conditions

  1. Describe the working conditions of recent immigrants.




  1. What kinds of jobs do you see the immigrants performing?




  1. Why do you think the immigrants would take on difficult or miserable jobs or even work in a sweatshop?







Slides 18-21: Child Labor

  1. How young were some of the children who worked?




  1. Why were the children working?




  1. What types of jobs did children work at?






Slide 22: Political Machines

  1. Sometimes immigrants met in alleys and formed a type of gangs that supported political machines. What kind of causes would immigrants want political machines to advocate for?






Summary & Analysis

  1. Based on the photos you’ve viewed describe the life of a typical immigrant to New York City in the late 1800s.





  1. Do you think most immigrants were better off in their home countries? Why?

Mr. Troy's Tutorial times

I wanted to give all students and parents a heads-up regarding my Tutorial times.
Until Spring Break my tutorial times are as follows:
  • Days with Wildkat Lunch:  A-Lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • No Wildkat Lunch days, 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
    • OR - in room A-136 after school Monday-Thursday