I currently teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade social studies. I have taught language arts in the past, but most of my classes have been social studies. Topics I teach include civics, economics, world geography, ancient history and American history.
I like to mix it up, presentations, activities, documentaries, etc... whatever gets students engaged. I do not use a history textbook.
Darn I guess I haven't won any individual awards yet. I did have multiple students qualify for the National History Bee finals in Atlanta and the National Geographic Bee Illinois state finals last year.
Master of Education, Education Policy and Management, Harvard University, 2010; Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership, Western Illinois University, 2009; Bachelor of Science in Education, endorsements in middle school language arts and social studies, 2005
I am a huge history nerd. My favorite topic is World War Two.
Specialty, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Canadian History, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Economics , Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, African History