I am in my 12th year of teaching Ancient World History. I have taught primarily 6th grade but have also taught 7th and 8th graders. Prior to this I was a camp counselor for 10 years while in high school and in college. This impacts my lessons by making them more energetic and more hands on. Please note: Unless otherwise stated, all flipcharts are for Promethean Boards/ActivInspire/Activstudio and not SMARTBoards
I believe students learn best by doing. In this way Science and Social Studies aren't that different. The perfect example of this is the Google Earth lesson which requires the students to actively look at the earth to find data using satellite images instead of just using an atlas.
My first year teaching I was awarded teacher of the year. Since then I have received my National Board Certification.
I attended the University of Maryland College Park where I received a BA in Secondary Education. I have also taken 75 credits worth of post-college credits that range from Outdoor Education classes to technology classes such as how to make better lessons using Word, Excel, and my Promethean Board.
I've been able to travel a large chunk of Europe and have used knowledge from my trips to help inform my teaching.
Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Economics , Library Skills, Asian Studies, Tools for Common Core