Ms. J
Social Science Educator
Lansing High
USD 469
14121 147th Street
Lansing, KS
United States
Phone: 913-727-3357
About me
My passion, as a teacher, is to encourage my students to form their own opinions and learn to think critically about information put before them.

I am a graduate of Emporia State University. I am currently working towards my Masters in teaching American History and Government at Ashland University. I will graduate from Ashland with my MAT in May 2019.

My Philosophy: Education
Every student is an individual and each individual has different talents, skills, and interests. My goal is to keep this in mind when expressing expectations and incorporating activities into the history classroom.
When students leave my classroom, I hope they do so with a greater understanding of the role they play in the scheme of world affairs. Additionally, I hope they take from their experiences more skills than they walked in with.

Project Based Learning and other elements of my classroom are geared towards providing students exposure to real-life tasks such as communication, research, inquiry, and working both individually and as a team to meet a predetermined goal.
My links
Kansas Historical Society
Common Core Standards
Worldwide News Source
PowerPoint Guide for Presentations: With Links
Instructions for in-text citations (response paper)
Instructions for works cited (response paper)
The Owl at Purdue: Business Letter Format
Ellis Island Photo Albums
Ellis Island Virtual Tour (American History)
World History: Hinduism Webquest
Angel Island Immigrant Station Foundation (AIISF)
Immigration & America Assignment Link
Current Issue Text for 9/11/13 (World)
Buddhism Webquest
9/11 Anniversary Sources
Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Documentary (Via PBS)
Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Documentary (Via YouTube)
Armor Games WWI Game
BBC World War I Game
Propaganda Prezi
The Lost Battalion IMDB link
THE WALL (allows you to make mock facebook walls)
Fakebook (allows you to make mock facebook walls)
King Henry: Find A Wife EC Game
AH 1920's Intro Activities
Luther: IMDB Link
Original Songs: Student Parodies for Ch. 1 Assessment
Clara Akerman: Depression Diary
Elmer Powers: Depression Diary
The Depression's Impact on Children
Images from the Depression
Surviving The Dust Bowl: PBS Video
Time Machine: 1935 (elementary)
New Deal Acitivty: CCC, WPA, TVA
Jamestown EC Game
Mercantilism PowerPoint Slide Template
How to Cite a Book in APA Format
KC Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Fotopedia: The Concentration Camps
Korean War Interactive Map #1
Fallout Shelter Images & Details
1950's Webquest Activity
Lee Harvey Oswald & Primary Sources
5 Things You May Not Know About The Kennedy Assassination
JFK: Life & Times
We Choose The Moon
CNN: 50th Anniversary Documentary on JFK Assassination (Part I)
CNN: 50th Anniversary Documentary on JFK Assassination (Part II)
Freedom Riders Documentary: Part I
Freedom Riders Documentary: Part II
Freedom Riders Documentary: Part III
Freedom Riders Documentary: Part IV
Clouds Over Cuba
The Berlin Wall: Interactive