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Mr. Shackett  &  Ms. Homack

AP US Gov't & Politics, Modern US History, 9th Grade Gov't

Check this website often!  Use the appropriate, class-specific links to the left to access course pages.  After choosing a class, the weekly folders on each class's page will tell you EVERYTHING that is happening in my class (agenda, assignments, due dates, homework, what to do if absent, etc.).  If you want to know what your student should be doing in class, this is your source!

GHS Students at George Washington's Mount Vernon (Summer, 2011)

  • James Madison Memorial Fellow.  All graduate degree/coursework funded by the 107th United States Congress.
  • 15 years in the classroom as a high school teacher of AP American Government, AP US History, Government & US History. I also serve as a Professional Development Specialist for The Bill of Rights Institute in Washington, D.C., where I write nationally-distributed curriculum pertaining to America's Founding period, documents and ideas, conduct content-oriented teacher professional development programs around the nation, and annually help deliver the Institute's Constitutional Academy, a high school undergraduate course held at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
  • Hold Bachelors/Masters degrees in Political Science, History & Education from Drake University (Des Moines, IA).  Additional graduate coursework completed at both Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).
  • Originally from Upstate New York, but a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan!!