I have a decade of experience from 5th-12th grades teaching early human development/prehistory, Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient India, ancient China, Medieval Europe, MesoAmerica, world cultures/current events, Civics, Political Science, Law, Sociology, Geography, News Writing, Creative Writing and Reading Strategies
Much like you, my style is varied because so are the students I teach. I do my best to take various approaches to inspire students to seek out knowledge in my subject area. Some of the many activities I share are: simulations, debates, skits, author background checks, incorporating music, connecting history to current events, taking meaningful notes, building argumentation skills, interactive class openers, constructive closure activities, mock trial, Model UN and many more.
My biggest reward is looking back through yearbooks, pictures, emails and other correspondence from students about a difference I have made in their lives. I don't get those types of items from everyone, but those who have taken time to reach out help inspire me to continue teaching. It is what I believe I was put on earth to do, and I hope to bring creative and meaningful lessons to others as well.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in History and am currently pursuing a Master's in History. I student taught American History, Civics and a Gifted and Talented class. Since then I have taught World History, US History, World Cultures/Current Events, Creative Writing, News Writing, Law and Historical Espionage.
Although I've been teaching a while, I'm new to the site...let me know if you have any suggestions, ideas or requests.