As an educator and in all other facets of life, I believe that communication and collaboration with others is imperative for success. As an Humanities teacher, I believe that the English and Social Studies curriculum's go hand in hand and are better taught together than separately. Throughout my teaching career so far, I have worked with my fellow teachers at great lengths to create unique lesson plans that blend different subject matters. I have also worked with several different English and Social Studies teachers to find and adopt a variety of lessons that I have used in my classroom.
During my undergraduate career, I focused a lot of my time, effort, and research on the Vietnam War, specifically the anti-war movements at home. I have always been particular fascinated by our involvement in the war and have been looking forward to diving into this curriculum with my students. For this reason, when the opportunity arose to work on a Integrated Thematic Unit focusing on the Vietnam War, I jumped on it. For weeks my co-worker, Brandon Purvis, and I worked to develop a synchronized Unit that blended Vietnam War History and Literature. We developed a very detailed website that includes all of the information and materials needed for the Unit. I highly value collaboration and feel that this Unit will be highly beneficial to students. Now, more so than ever, I look forward to sharing the history of the Vietnam War with my students and bridging that knowledge with literature and critical thinking skills from an English perspective. Find out more about the Unit by clicking the link below.