Welcome to 8th Grade U.S. History


Thank you for visiting the "V.I.P. (Voice Is Power) Lounge"!

Yes, for those of you who will be joining my journey again this year, the VIP lounge has moved with you to the 8th Grade!

This year I will continue to challenge students to create and exercise their unique voices. In addition, they will be challenged to rethink their understanding of history and explore how "[o]ur mind and its knowledge ... determine how [we] behave." (Lanza, Robert, M.D. "Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn't Set in Stone." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 17 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 June 2016). 

As we walk through the eras of U.S. History, we will explore how to harness this knowledge, the power of the mind, and our voices to to make meaning of our surroundings and influence the world in which we live today. This is just the beginning of a journey that will continue beyond my classroom doors. 

I look forward to working together on this amazing pilgrimage!

Contact Information:  gaby.monahan@leanderisd.org

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