Matthew K. Thorngren     http://blog.wsd.net/mthorngren/

Master of Education, Curriculum Development, 2001, Weber State University
Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, 1996, Idaho State University
History Major/Social Science Minor
Associates Degree, History, 1994, Ricks College
Certifications: Secondary Teaching Certificate
Endorsements: Social Studies Composite
Years in Education: 22
Years at T. H. Bell Junior High: 20

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 Mark J. Womack     http://blog.wsd.net/mawomack/

Master of Education, Curriculum Development, 2011, Weber StateUniversity
Bachelor of Science, Social Science Composite, 2005, Weber State University
Major: Social Science
Certifications: Secondary Teaching Certificate
Endorsements: Social Studies Composite
Years in Education: 11
Years at T. H. Bell Junior High: 11

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Boyd Barrow     http://blog.wsd.net/bobarrow/

Master of Education, Curriculum Development, 2010, Weber StateUniversity
Bachelor of Arts, History, 2005, Weber State University
Minor: Geography
Certifications: Secondary Teaching Certificate
Endorsements: Social Studies Composite
Years in Education: 11
Years at T. H. Bell Junior High: 11

 

Utah Studies

In this course, students will be introduced to successful practices that will help them in the junior high experience. Basic social studies skills will also be reviewed and taught in greater depth.  Students will also study the significant events, people, cultural diversity, and issues that have influenced Utah’s development from pre-historic times through statehood.  Studying and discussing current events will also be emphasized.  During the final quarter of the class, students will be introduced into the early historical beginnings of the United States.

United States History

This course covers the formation of the United States through Reconstruction and the Western Movement, emphasizing the 18th and 19th centuries, but also exploring the United States’ ascendency to superpower status in the 20th century.  Topics covered will include, but are not limited to: the Constitution, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Western Settlement, Big Business/Progressive Era, and America’s Beginnings as a World Power.  Studying and discussing current events will also be emphasized.

Geography I

This course will focus on a study of the interrelationships between our physical and cultural worlds.  It will explore how geography influences human behavior from the local to the international level.  Cultural, economic, and political geography will be emphasized in 6 regional world units of study.  Studying and discussing current events and how other nations relate to the United States will also be emphasized.