Subject or Grade: 8th Grade Social Studies and Honors Social Studies
Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies. This course is designed to help you gain a greater understanding of our American and local governments, economies, and history through a rigorous and engaging curriculum that focuses on college and career readiness. Skills emphasized in this course will include analysis, reasoning, debate, higher level discussion, evaluation, and synthesis. These strategies will be employed through cooperative learning, research, discussion, lecture, writing, and primary and secondary source analysis.
I have been an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at South Valley for 12 years. I have my bachelor's (Secondary Education in History), and my master's (Gifted Education) from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!). I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Adolescent Social Studies/History. I also love spending time with my family, including my husband Mark, my son Maxwell, and my chocolate lab Chester!