About the Teacher
Phone: (832) 776-6457 Ext. 71278
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English Literature - West Texas A&M University M.A. International Relations - St. Mary's University J.D. Candidate - Houston College of Law
I am a graduate of Deer Park High School. I was a member of the Deer Park High School Speech and Debate team, qualified for UIL and TFA State, as well as the National Forensics League National Tournament in 2004. After high school I attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX on scholarship. There I studied English Literature and History. I studied abroad in London, England during my junior year. I graduated with a Bachelors in English Literature in 2008. I then attended St. Mary's University and earned a Masters in International Relations in 2011. I began teaching at Deer Park High School in the Fall of 2011, teaching World History AP and coaching the Deer Park Speech and Debate club. In 2014, I was admitted to South Texas College of Law to pursue an education in law, and plan to graduate early in the Fall of 2017.
I love the subject of history and I find that the skills used in studying history are applicable throughout life and throughout other areas of study. History is a necessary subject to have knowledge of in order to be a good citizens of the world, to carry on good conversations, and to develop a brighter and better future. George Santayana, wrote in Life of Reason written in 1905 that, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I do believe that students should have a strong understanding of history's impact on our lives today, because history like math is cumulative. Understanding how each time period and each development is built on the benefits and blunders of the previous one. If we fail to understand where we went wrong in the past we are likely to repeat those same failures and possibly at great cost.
These are the vocabulary words important to the first two eras that we are covering. Your first quiz will be over the first column of words. The second quiz will be over the second column of word, the third quiz will cover the third column and the fourth quiz will cover the words on the back of the page.
by Jared Diamond Year Published: 1997 Social StudiesA global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race. Dr. Diamond argues that the rise of agriculture and the effect of the geography and access to resources determined the fate of human development in different parts of the world. Constructing an argument that power is determined more by developmental geography than by race. by Mark Sisson Year Published: 2009 HealthA health and wellness instruction based on the idea that human beings are still genetically predisposed to living the way our early ancestors lived during the paleolithic period. Primal Blueprint presents several comparisons between the lifestyle of early nomadic hunter-gatherer communities and modern day agricultural lifestyles.