As we've wrapped up our Open Lab and get to move into the school next week, we've managed to complete an incredible feat! Over 1,300 assignments were submitted! This past week, students learned more about indigenous peoples in North America and about two Ancient Civilizations in Mesoamerica: The Maya and Aztec. Next week, we hit the ground running wherein we will learn about 9/11 and do an in class activity to practice our historical thinking skills through an in class assignment referred to as "The Lunchroom Fight." I'm excited to meet all of you next week!
My name is Captain Danny Horne. I am going into my 12th year of teaching for the 2019-2020 school year. I have a Masters Degree from BYU in Educational Leadership, a Bachelor's from UVU in History/Military Science and I am endorsed to teach Special Education (taught it for 5 years), Gifted & Talented (A.L.L.), Coach, and to be an Administrator in schools. In other words, I am more than qualified to do what I do. I'm close to being done with a second Master's Degree, but have put that on hold as I explore Doctorate programs. I speak Polish, some English, love learning and speaking Spanish with students and I'm learning Italian because ...why not? I am also the Varsity Head Coach for Westlake Lacrosse, which is a great honor! I get to do two of my passions in life outside of being a husband and father: Teaching and Coaching.
The purpose of this blog is to reflect on lessons taught in class and help all of us grow and connect better with people and events in history so that we may be more fully impacted, inspired and empowered.