My Education & Teaching BackgroundThis will be my 8th year as a classroom teacher and 10th 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. In order be a productive and participating US citizen it is importnat to understand how our country was built and how our government works. I sincerely hope that every one of my students gains an understanding of both of these topics to help inform them about life in the US. I became a teacher through the Texas State Teaching Recruitment 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 Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S.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and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents.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 - US History
2nd - US History
3rd - Advisory
4th - US History
5th - Pre AP US History
6th - PLC Time
7th - Pre AP US History
8th - Conference
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If a student needs additonal help with a specific issue, I am happy to assist. I am usually avaliable:
M-W-Fri. Before School starting at 8:15am
M-Th. After School untill 4:30pm
Students should communicate with me (email or in person) about when they would like to come in so that I can make myself avaliable. If I am unavaliable I will do my best to find them another time or resource for help. If a student needs additonal time to complete an assignment or homework then this should be completed during Princiapls study hall. This study hall is avaliable before school, during lunch and after school. If you need additonal clarification on any of the above information please don't hesitate to ask for assistance.