I have taught high school U.S. History, American Government my whole career, working with students with elementary- through college-level reading and writing capabilities. I have learned over the years that every student needs scaffolding, templates, and personal connections to be successful, which is why every resource in my store sets you up for success by including these supports.
If you have any questions about how to make them work in your middle or high school classroom, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be happy to help brainstorm with you!
History is not made in a textbook. It is not a matching quiz, fill-in-the-blank worksheet, 50-slide Power Point lecture. History is not a fact to be memorized.
Come join me in leaving the textbooks on the shelf and instead empowering our students to analyze problems, decide their positions, find their passions, persuade others with their words, and taking effective action for change during and after they are in our care.
We will cut out all the abstract minutia and instead ask meaningful questions to create authentic products:
- "What does it take to be an America hero?" and nominate one for this year's Presidential Media of Freedom (US History)
- "Is voting an American right, privilege, or responsibility?" and conduct a mock election (Government)
- "How can we establish an inclusive community this year?" and conduct a school-wide kindness campaign (Leadership)
National Board Certified Teacher, AYA History & Social Studies
BA in History/English and an MA in Middle/Secondary Education
Come join me and let's start a little revolution by cultivating our next thinkers, questioners, and leaders!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Professional Development, Business, Psychology, Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Black History Month, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Student Council, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community