Remember to check homework assignments and due dates at the "Homework" link to the left.
Current Unit: Review for State MSL
State MSL -- May 22
For rising 8th graders:
Click on North Carolina History at left for the Summer Reading Assignment
Each unit has a notes packet I give you at the beginning of the unit.
Students must complete the fill-in-the-blank notes before we cover the material in class. Notes will be checked and will count as a homework grade!
Click on North Carolina PowerPoints at left and open the unit PowerPoint. Do not worry if there is a discrepancy between the PowerPoint and your notes -- just draw these to my attention. You are responsible for the notes regardless of your having Internet or PowerPoint. You may copy notes from fellow students.
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Our Classroom Mission
The theme of our course is continuity and change. We focus on how the state and country change over time, understanding that despite change there is also continuity. Adaptation as an idea also runs through the course; for as our environments change, we must adapt to them.
Students will analyze historical documents, maps, tables, and other materials to develop skills and knowledge in the discipline of the Humanities. Students will become familiar with fundamental ideas that underlie American society, culture, and government; and develop a sense of participatory citizenship. They will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution, that will enable them to become productive players in local, national, and global environments.
Education: University of Toronto, B.A. 1988
University of Toronto, M.A. 1990
University of Alabama, Ph.D. 1996