The middle school science curriculum focuses on topics from life science, physical science, space/earth science, and STS (science, technology, and society)/environment. Some of the specific units include cells and heredity, electricity and magnetism, weather, astronomy, and the environment. The science curriculum helps students explore science questions and discover how science is meaningful to their lives.
The content of the seventh grade social studies curriculum rests on the belief that world history is best understood as a unified chronology in which humankind as a whole has a story to be investigated. The seventh grade curriculum will begin chronologically where the sixth grade curriculum ends, covering the story of humankind from approximately 300 CE – 1450 CE. First semester focuses on the landmass of “Afroeurasia” and how religion, trade, empires and conflicts impacted the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia. Emphasis is placed on connections between societies. Second semester will bring the Americas into the picture, ending with a study of the Columbian Exchange within a global context.
Period 1 - 6th grade Social Studies
I received my Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. Shortly after graduating, I became interested in pursuing a profession in education. I became a paraprofessional at D.C. West in Valley, Nebraska for two years. While working there, I began to pursue a Teacher's Certification in Special Education from Doane University in 2015. I accepted my first teaching position at the Nuernberger Education Center in 2016.