Mrs. Sarah Giddings
Welcome to middle school Social Studies!! I am looking forward to having your child explore & analyze United States' history! This year will my 17th year of teaching in the area of social studies, and my 9th year teaching for Mesa Public Schools (6 years at Taylor Jr. High and my 3rd year at Stapley). I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. I graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. The social studies curriculum your child will receive will closely align itself to the Arizona State Standards, and will reflect a high degree of rigor and critical thinking. Simulations, debates, class discussions, and group projects are a foundational, and integral aspect of this class, intended to foster relevance and promote a deeper understanding of the topic/issue at hand. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time throughout the year.
***Please note that I will utilize this teacher webpage to inform parents of any upcoming assignments/homework/projects, quizzes, exams and debate results. I will be posting this information on a weekly/daily basis. Posted information is subject to change, therefore please check the site on a continual basis.