Stephen Walker8th Grade US History
Phone: 943-5000 x6957
My Education & Teaching BackgroundThis will be my 7th year as a classroom teacher and 9th year working in education. History has always been my favorite subject and I look forward to instilling that same passion for understanding our history in my students. I became a teacher through the Texas State TRP program and I am certified in Social Studies Composite, History, Business and PE. I also received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University.
Class/Course InformationSOCIAL STUDIESSemesters: 2Grade Placement: 8Prerequisite: NoneIn Grade 8 social studies, students study the history and geography of the United States from the Age of Exploration through Reconstruction. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early Republic, westward expansion, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the Republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system.Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of Supreme Court cases, major reform movements, and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. Students research the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. Students use critical-thinking skills, including identifying bias in written, oral, and visual material.
1st - Core US History
2nd - Pre AP US History
3rd - Conference
4th - Core US History
5th - Pre Ap US History
6th - PLC
7th - Pre AP US History
If a student needs additonal help, I am happy to assist. I am usually avaliable:
T-W-Thur - Before school around 8am
M-W-F - After school until 4:30pm
I encourage students to let me know they are coming so I can make myself avaliable. If I am unavaliable I will do my best to find them another resource for help.