Dear Parents/ Guardian,
Welcome to 8th grade World History!
I want to take the opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this school year. I believe students can grow and develop by examining the issues we cover in class. So much of what we see in the world is linked to events in the past and understanding the relationships that have been created will help the students more clearly see how it fits together today.
Curriculum areas that we will focus on this year will include:(1) The early migration of early people, (2) The rise of civilizations, (3) The establishment of governments and religions,(4) The growth of economic systems, and (5) Ways in which these events shaped Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
In order for our class to be productive and happy, there are a few expectations I have for each student. I expect students to be active participants in their education and be willing to share their ideas and knowledge in class everyday. I expect without exception that all students come to class prepared everyday with all materials!
I welcome and encourage your communication. I am available for phone calls at 231-3000 or parent conferences (by appointment please) each day before or after school. I am looking forward to a great year!