I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with you. I received a B.S. in Criminology from NCSU in 2006. I attended NCCU in order to attain my teaching license. I completed my education course work at NCCU in the spring of 2012. I was a student teacher at Hawley in the spring of 2012.
I love teaching social studies because I believe that the lessons have the ability to help each student in their everyday life. I believe students can grow and develop by examining the issues we cover in class.
The main goal for the year is to use historical thinking to analyze U.S and N.C. history. To do this we must understand how geography, demographic trends, economic activities, environmental conditions, development of government, cultural values, and relationships between individuals, groups and political entities affect modern societies.
Another goal will be to become modern independent learners. Students will have a lot of responsibility placed on them during this class. We will be using technology in the classroom on a regular basis. Students will be using their laptops for most of their work.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns, I am available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school. To schedule a meeting, you may contact me via phone or email.
I welcome questions or comments, and am looking forward to a great year!
John C. Chapman