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I graduated from Lexington High School in 1990. I then went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 1995. I have been teaching social studies for 19 years. I love history because it is constantly being created with every moment that goes by. My hope is to not only teach your children history but to have them fall in love with it. I have been married for 19 years and I have three children. They are ten, seven and five. I am a huge sports fan of all kinds. I also enjoy hunting and fishing with my kids. I am very excited to be back here in Clifton and look forward to a wonderful year.
 

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8th Grade US History 12/17-12/21

Monday-all in with the Nullification Crisis
 
Tuesday- Nullification, Indian Removal and the Banking Crisis
 
Wednesday-Holiday
 
Thursday-Holiday
 
Friday-Holiday

8th Grade US History 12/11-12/15

Monday- Introduction to the Jacksonian Era
 
Tuesday-Election of Andrew Jackson
 
Wednesday- Major issues of the Jacksonian Era
 
Thursday- Nullification, Slavery and States Rights (Day 1)
 
Friday- Nullification, Slavery and States Rights (Day 2)

8th Grade US History 12/4-12/8

Monday-politcal parties and how the viewed the War of 1812
 
Tuesday-  Causes of the War of 1812 
 
Wednesday- UIL Academic Meet
 
Thursday-Finish the War of 1812 and review for Unit 6 Exam
 
Friday-Unit 6 Exam

8th Grade US History 11/27-12/1

Monday-Federalists v Democratic Republicans Day one
 
Tuesday-Federalists v Democratic Republicans Day two
 
Wednesday-qualities of a leader
 
Thursday-Monroe Doctrine
 
Friday-Political Party jigsaw graphic organizer 

8th Grade US History 11/13-11/17

Monday-Domestic Policies of our early presidents.
 
Tuesday-Continued learning about domestic policy
 
Wednesday-Foreign policies faced by our early presidents
 
Thursday-Protective tariffs, taxation and banking issues
 
Friday-Introduction to our first political parties (Federalists and Democratic Republicans)

8th Grade US History 11/6-11/10

Monday-Amendment Process
 
Tuesday-Introduction to the Judicial Branch and John Marshall
 
Wednesday-Finish with John Marshall and Marbury v. Madison.  Review for Exam 5.
 
Thursday-Unit 5 Exam
 
Friday-Introduction to the New Republic

8th Grade US History 10/30-11/3

Monday- Recap and Review for Exam 4
 
Tuesday-Exam  Unit 4
 
Wednesday-  Structure of our government
 
Thursday-seven principles of the Constitution
 
Friday-  Constitutional Analysis

8th Grade US History 10/23-10/27

Monday-Art analysis and literary analysis as well as interpreting original 1st person literary quotes.
 
Tuesday-Group students up as and begin research for Federalist v. Anti-Federalist debates
 
Wednesday-Finish preparing for debates
 
Thursday-Students will debate as either an Anti-Federalist or a Federalist
 
Friday-new plan of government

8th Grade US History 10/16-10/20

Monday-Major issues facing our new country
 
Tuesday-Convention analysis
 
Wednesday-continued learning about major convention issues
 
Thursday-Federalists and Anti-Federalists
 
Friday-Art Analysis, grievances and the contstitution

8th Grade US History 10/9-10/13

Monday-continued lesson on people of the American Revolution
 
Tuesday-conclusion of the war/wrap up and review
 
Wednesday-Unit 3 Exam
 
Thursday-Introduction to the Articles of Confederation
 
Friday-Comparing and contrasting major US documents (primary sources)
 

8th Grade US History 9/25-9/29

Monday-Test over Unit 2
               Children's Books due
 
Tuesday-Introduction to the causes of the American Revolution
 
Wednesday-Continued study of the causes of the American Revolution
 
Thursday-Intolerable Acts, 1st and 2nd Continental Congress
 
Friday-Continued study of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress

8th Grade US History 9/18-9/22

Monday-Introduction to the Declaration of Independence
 
Tuesday-Primary and secondary sources.  List of grievances.
 
Wednesday-Bill of Rights
 
Thursday-Day 1 of 2.  Create children's book over 10 Amendments.
 
Friday- Day 2 of 2.  Finish children's book over 10 Amendments.

8th Grade US History 9/18-9/22

Monday-Introduction to the Declaration of Independence
 
Tuesday-comparing and contrasting primary and secondary sources
 

8th Grade US History 9/11-9/15

Monday-Learn about 9/11-Students will be given writing assignment that will be a test grade that is due on Friday.
 
Tuesday-breaking down the Middle colonies
 
Wednesday-breaking down the Northern colonies and then reviewing for test
 
Thursday-Unit one exam
 
Friday-Students will read 9/11 papers (Due date)

8th Grade US History 9/4-9/8

 Monday- Happy Labor Day
 
Tuesday-Finish group work over characteristics of colonial America
 
Wednesday-Students will lead discussion over colonial America
 
Thursday-introduction to representative government
 
Friday-Continued in-depth study of representative government