Welcome to Mr. Smith's webpage. He hopes your students will find history to be interesting and not overly challenging. Father of two daughters and owner of an energetic golden retriever, Mr. Smith loves to spend quality time with his family, play outdoors (sail, kayak, canoe, cross country ski, downhill ski, water ski, play tennis, soccer and golf, camp, read, do crossword puzzles, and work with 8th graders. Having been diagnosed as a dyslexic in college, he empathizes with those who have learning differences. He likes to challenge his students through a variety of activities in this course - notes, quizzes, tests, projects, cooperative activities, etc.