Shafer, Laura (Social Studies: 8th Grade History)

Mrs. Shafer: 8th Grade U.S. History

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I moved from Tucson in 2016 and joined the NPA family.  This will be my 16th year teaching middle school social studies. I have a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from the University of Arizona and I am currently working on a Master’s Degree with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government from Ashland University.  I’m also a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Social Studies-History Early Adolescence.  I love teaching young students and look forward to the adventures each day will bring.  When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband, Nathan, and two dogs, Bailey and Forrest.  I also enjoy traveling as much as I can, scuba diving, reading, scrap-booking, and going to the lake. 

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more8th Grade American History All Periods


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year and 8th grade American History.   In this class you will be learning about our common heritage as Americans.  I encourage parents/guardians and families to get involved as history affects us all.  I plan to make this an exciting and challenging year for students.  Your success in my class will depend on your effort, a positive attitude and abiding by the following syllabus.


Click here to download the 8th Grade American History All Periods syllabus (PDF)

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