I have been teaching for over a decade at my current district of Elizabethtown Area School District in Elizabethtown, PA where I teach 10th Grade World History and 11th Grade Government and Economics. I have also taught classes in Middle School / High School World Cultures, 20th Century American History and Honors 20th Century American History, and 18th and 19th Century US History.i have also developed, wrote, and taught a course on Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, and Elizabethtown history here at the High School.
Many of my co-workers have called me an "old soul in a young teachers body". I put a heavy emphasis in my classroom on original thought, responsibility, discipline, and communication. While I don't currently teach an AP class, I do put a big emphasis in my classroom on primary documents and drawing original conclusions from them through writing. I'm a project and hands-on oriented teacher; I like to find new and creative ways to engage my students in the student and enjoyment of history. I also like incorporating Internet and web-based activities into my lessons.
I have had lessons and my website featured on the Fantasy Geopolitics homepage (FANSchools.org) as inspiration for other educators to look to and follow. I have also had historical writings & research published as a guest writer on numerous historical-interest and educational blogs as well as in the Journal of Lancaster County History.
I'm a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelors degree in Education and a minor in Political Science. I am also a graduate of Millersville University with a Masters degree in History as well as a Masters degree holder in Education from Wilkes University. A tech enthusiast, I am also an online certified teacher (K-12)
I live with my wonderful wife (also a teacher), my daughter Olivia, my son Owen, my pug Otis, a golden retriever Boomer, a poodle-mix Dottie, and my cat Missy. If you have an issue with a product or a comment / questions feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter under the handle @MrHuesken (https://twitter.com/MrHuesken) or on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerald-huesken-jr-56953593)
English Language Arts, Science, Archaeology, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, African Studies, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Anthropology, Economics , Criminal Justice - Law, Criminal Justice, Asian Studies