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Wendy Young - 5th & 6th Grade History

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year

Hello my name is Wendy Young and it is my pleasure to teach fifth and sixth grade History this year. I have a Masters in Education and a California Teaching Credential.

My immediate teaching goal is to share course content with my students with passion and enthusiasm and to help them apply their skills in real world situations. My lessons are designed with high-expectations, yet are interactive and engaging. I believe in the uniqueness of each student and I do not use a cookie-cutter approach. I deliver content that covers multiple learning modalities and emphasizes critical thinking skills. As my students grow up to be bright young men and women, I foster critical life skills such as self-advocacy.

I have two children with one in high school and the other in sixth grade. I enjoy travelling and have lived all over the world and I am a Hindi movie super fan.

I look forward to an adventure packed school year…

Updated Monday 08-15-2016 05:57pm

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Resources

Web Research Guide

World Book http://worldbook.com/wb/Students
World Book’s Student Resource Center provides a wealth of activities and features, including maps and articles about various regions of the world. Test your knowledge of such topics as presidents, African-American leaders, explorers, and Mexican history by sifting through the interactive games and quizzes.CongressLink http://www.congresslink.org/
This comprehensive site provides information about the U.S. Congress—its functions, leaders, history, and policies. The Classroom Resources section provides many historical documents and primary sources, including the U.S. Constitution, George Washington’s State of the Union Address, and the Compromise of 1850. You’ll also find a link to About Government—a site that explores all there is to know about the federal government.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm
Read about the ancient civilizations of China, Greece, Rome, India, Egypt, and medieval Europe in this excellent online introduction to world cultures. This University of Evansville site provides many important texts and documents. They include the Bhagavad-Gita, Plato’s Apology, Virgil’s Aeneid, the Analects of Confucius, and the Magna Carta. You’ll also find essays and chronologies covering each culture.

National Geographic’s MapMachine http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#theme=Street&c=0|0&sf=187648892.534865
Looking for geographic facts about a specific country, region, continent, or city? National Geographic’s MapMachine provides a wealth of detailed animated maps. View maps according to physical attributes, such as mineral resources, vegetation, recent and historic earthquakes, natural landscapes, and much more. Other categories include Street Maps, Historic Maps, Atlas Maps, Flags and Facts, Mars, and World Themes.

History Channel Classroom http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/index.html
Visit the History Channel’s “Classroom” section! From there, you can listen to historic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Mohandas Gandhi, Lou Gehrig, Lorraine Hansberry, and other well-known people; find out what happened on this day in history; and explore featured exhibits on World War I, the history of space flight, Egypt, and more.

Welcome to the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The official Web site of the White House offers a look at today’s headlines, major speeches, information about current policies, photo essays, and special sections on the President, Vice President, and the First Lady. Click on Presidents’ Hall to read biographies of former leaders and to tour the White House grounds.

PBS–History http://www.pbs.org/history/
PBS has a collection of Web sites that are designed as companions to its past and present TV documentaries and programs. Choose from sites listed under the following categories: Ancient World, Biographies, United States, War and Espionage, and World History. Each category features Web sites that focus on an array of topics and offer interactive time lines, maps, photos, essays, interviews, virtual tours, activities, quizzes, and more.

Online NewsHour Extra http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/index.html
Part of Online NewsHour, the official Web companion to the PBS programNewsHour with Jim Lehrer, this student site reports on the latest events and news around the globe.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History http://www.gilderlehrman.org/
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History site provides many U.S. history resources, including an online “Hypertext History” textbook, primary-source documents, and links to Web sites with related newspaper articles, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, illustrations, video, and audio. The site’s Reference Room and Explorations for Teachers and Students are both worthwhile sections to visit.