The 2013-2014 school year will be my first! I interned at a high school where I taught 9th grade World History and dabbled in AP US Government. I taught 2 years of 8th grade US history and am about to teach my second year of 7th grade modern world history.
I think that primary and secondary sources are key to teaching history and social studies. I like for my students to be hands-on and use materials to teach themselves as much as possible. I think that history is fascinating and I hope to share my love for the subject with my students!
I'm still new, but I'm working hard! :)
B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011) M.A.T in History Education from East Carolina University (2013)
From the very first day of Kindergarten I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I had no idea what I wanted to teach until 8th grade when my history teacher filled an old Foosball table (minus the players) with grass, dirt, and little blue and red army men to recreate a few battles of the Civil War. No one had ever made history come alive like that and I was immediately hooked. Two years later I had the greatest history teacher of all time who solidified my love for history. He had such a passion for the subject, specifically the Civil War, that was contagious. I loved his class so much I used my precious senior elective time to take his Civil War and American West class. I want to bring history alive and share my passion for the discipline with my students the way he did for me.