Clay Watkins

Clay Watkins History and Science

Clay Watkins is a migrant who has lived in five states, but calls Texas home. He moved to Illinois in 1991 and has been here ever since. Clay began his career as a professional educator in 1999 at Gregory Middle School and he moved to Scullen Middle School when it opened in 2001. He teaches 8th grade U.S. History and science, but prefers, simply, to teach kids. He is married and has two children - a senior in high school and a seventh grader. Clay is an avid reader and enjoys reading Young Adult fiction when he has time.
“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” 
― George SantayanaThe Life of Reason: Five Volumes in One
GENERAL INFORMATION:
U. S. History: Syllabus
U. S. History covers the time period from colonization (1750) to present (2016). Our content will focus on reinforcing 21st Century Critical Thinking skills as well as social studies skills of reading for meaning, sequencing, cause and effect analysis.
Curriculum Night Presetnation - History
Science: Syllabus
8th grade science focuses on inquiry - the 'why' of our world. Topics covered include - matter, chemistry, environmental science, astronomy, and electricity and magnetism


CLASS MATERIALS:
U. S. History
I use Google Classroom to post assignments and reminders. Students need a spiral notebook dedicated to social studies, pen and pencil, and their textbook daily.
Science
I use Google Classroom to post assignments and reminders. Students need a spiral notebook dedicated to science, pen and pencil - preferably sharpened. :)
CONTACT:
I can be reached via e-mail or phone
clayton_watkins@ipsd.org
630.428.7000 - ext. 5916
TWITTER @ScullenWatkins


Mr. Watkins's classes