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About Me

Hey there! This is my 11th year teaching at MMS. I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, grew up in the Houston area (Klein High School), attended Texas A&M University, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor's of Journalism in Advertising.

I have several hobbies including traveling, reading, and participating in sports. I love all academic subjects, but I really enjoy American History. I also coach football, basketball, track, and soccer. Go Eagles!    

DJ Kirk - Classroom

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1st Period:

Texas History

2nd Period:

Texas History

3rd Period:

Texas History

4th Period:

Texas History

5th Period:

Texas History

6th Period:

Activity

7th Period:

Planning Period

8th Period: 

8th Grade Athletics

*Available most mornings for tutorials or questions at 7:50

 

Texas History


1st Semester

Homework

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08/21/17: Welcome back Eagles!

08/22/17: "Facts about Texas" & "Design Texas" due Friday!

08/23/17: "Summer News 2017" due Monday!

08/24/17: "Searching Your Textbook" due tomorrow!

08/25/17----09/08/17: NO SCHOOL

09/11/17----09/15/17: NO HW

09/18/17: "Are You a Texan?" due tomorrow!

09/19/17: Ch. 1 Sec. 1 Questions and Terms due Thursday!

09/20/17: Ch. 1 Sec. 2 Questions and Terms due Friday!

09/21/17: "Guide to Great Map-making" due tomorrow! 

09/22/17: Ch. 2 Sec. 1&2 Vocab. due Monday!

09/25/17: Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Main Idea questions due tomorrow!  

09/26/17: Ch. 2 Sec. 2 Main Idea questions due tomorrow!   

09/27/17: No new HW tonight

09/28/17: Finish Ch. 2 Sec. 3 Main Idea questions if you did not finish in class! 

09/29/17: Finish Ch. 2 Sec. 3 Main Idea Questions

10/02/17: Study for Wednesday's test!

10/03/17: See above

10/04/17: No HW

10/05/17: School Picture Day in TX Hist.

10/06/17: No HW, 3-day weekend

10/10/17: Finish Ch. 3 Packet from Friday

10/11/17: Finish 1st column of "Texas Tribes" chart and the right half of the "Texas Regions" foldable  

10/12/17: Finish 2nd column of "Texas Tribes" chart and the "Great Plains" section of your Texas Regions foldable    

10/13/17: Finish 3rd column of chart and "Mountains & Basins" section of your Texas Regions foldable

10/16/17: Finish 4th column of "Texas Tribes" chart

10/16--10/19/17: Work on your "Texas Regions" group project!

10/20/17: Study your "Texas Regions" foldable and "Texas Tribes" chart for Monday's short quiz! Know the major physical features and cities in each region and the major tribes and the region in which they lived. Also know the type of shelters in which the tribes lived and what types of foods they ate.  

10/23/17: Finish Ch. 5 Sec. 1&2 Key Terms and Questions for tomorrow

10/24/17: No HW

10/25/17: Finish the "Who am I?" Spanish Explorers assignment for tomorrow

10/26/17: Ch. 5 Sec. 3 Questions are due Monday

10/27/17: Ch. 5 Sec. 4 Questions are due Tuesday 

10/30/17: See above

10/31/17: Ch. 5 Test moved to Friday!  

11/01/17: Study for test

11/02/17: see above

11/03/17: no HW

11/06/17: Ch. 6 Sec. 1 Questions are due Thursday; TEST EXTRA CREDIT: 5 extra points, P. 108, #1-5, "Understanding Main Ideas", write questions and answers to receive credit. To raise your grade to a 70, P. 108, #1-5, "Understanding Main Ideas", #1-3, "You be the Historian", #1-3, "Thinking Critically", write questions and answers to receive credit

11/07/17: Family Night--no HW 

11/08/17: Ch. 6 Sec. 2 Questions due Friday 

11/09/17: Ch. 6 Sec. 3 Questions due Monday

11/10/17: "Mission Floorplan" major grade assignment due next Friday, 11/17

11/27/17: No HW, Ch. 7 Test Friday, 12/1

11/28/17: Finish Ch. 7 Sec. 4 Questions for tomorrow

11/29/17: Study for test

11/30/17: See above

12/01/17: No HW

12/04/17: Ch. 7 Test Extra Credit due Wednesday; see front board in class for details 

12/05/17: 8.1 & 8.2 Key Terms due Thursday

12/06/17: 8.1 & 8.2 Main Idea Questions due Friday  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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