I have always been interested in people, and the social sciences have allowed me the opportunity to learn more about people. Because I love the social sciences, I always strive to make my sessions relevant to the student. I also hope to pass along my love for the subjects to the student. History, for me, is an interesting story. It's more than dates and names; it's people from different times and places. If we can learn to put ourselves in other places, we will learn to understand others and recognize the lessons of history as they relate to our personal lives.
When I taught high school, I utilized activities to make the social sciences meaningful to my students. Learning is easier if it is related to something the student knows. I strive to help students link what they know to new information.
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