Ms. Bender
8th Grade Social Studies and 8th Grade Honors Social Studies

Painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.

1851 Oil Painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona. I have two bachelors degrees from Arizona State University; one in Japanese and one in Secondary Education - history. I spent two years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Japan before coming back to the United States.

This is my third year teaching at Kino Junior High School and I am really excited for an awesome year! I teach 8th grade Social Studies and 8th grade Honors Social Studies. 

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me or call me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Class Newsletter

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!
Welcome to Ms. Bender's 8th Grade social studies class! I look forward to working with you to prepare you for high school and beyond. In this class we will be learning about the American Revolution, U.S. Government, basic economics, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and Contemporary World. We will also be working to build critical thinking skills as well as continuing to...
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Contact Information


Phone: (480) 472-2464

Class Information

In order to help prepare you for high school and beyond, a large amount of work in this class will be done on the computer. All assignments can be found on Canvas. You can reach Canvas by clicking the red button below. You should first check Canvas for any missing assignments. If you can't find an assignment on Canvas you are welcome to ask me for help locating it before class, after class, during lunch, or after school. 


Class Resources

Grading Policy

Kino Grading Policy:

Social Studies Policy:


If you need extra time completing an assignment or need help in class I am available for tutoring during the following times:

  • During C Lunch.
  • After School from 4:00 to 5:00 on 
  • Before school by appointment.