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Welcome to Carmel Valley Back-To-School Night. Gino Scalo US History Room 701 September 16, 2009. About Me…. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey 1965. Graduated from Escondido High 1983. BA in English from SDSU 1988. Credentialed in English and Social Science (National Teachers Exam) 1989.

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welcome to carmel valley back to school night

Welcome to Carmel Valley Back-To-School Night

Gino Scalo

US History

Room 701

September 16, 2009

about me
About Me…
  • Born in Teaneck, New Jersey 1965.
  • Graduated from Escondido High 1983.
  • BA in English from SDSU 1988.
  • Credentialed in English and Social Science (National Teachers Exam) 1989.
  • Married to Sarah Weinberg in 1993.
  • Two children, Rose 7 and Angelo 4.
  • MA in education from SDSU 1998.
  • Taught English and History in grades 7,8,9,10, and 11 since 1990.
  • Jeopardy! champion 2000
other experience
Other Experience…
  • plumber.
  • auto parts clerk.
  • construction worker.
  • dishwasher.
  • gasoline station attendant.
  • sheet metal worker.
  • garbage man.
  • painter.
  • paper boy.
my teaching philosophy involves
My Teaching Philosophy Involves…
  • Mastery learning
  • Recursive teaching.
  • Everything is important.
  • Transparency.
  • One point.
  • Keeping it real.
  • Rewarding the doers.
8 th grade us history content
8th Grade US History Content
  • Part of a three course US History sequence with 5th and 11th grades.
  • Part of a three course middle school sequence with 6th grade Ancient History and 7th grade World History.
  • STAR Testing on the middle school sequence will take place in May.
  • State Standards can be found online or in the text.
last year s results
Last Year’s Results…
  • CVMS STAR scores are very high and History is no exception.
  • Approximately 75 multiple choice questions.
  • 72% scored in Advanced range.
  • 17% scored in the Proficient range.
  • Some review of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material will take place before the examination.
specifically this class will cover
Specifically, This Class Will Cover…
  • The British Colonial Period
  • The American

Revolution

  • The Constitution
  • Early Republic
  • Westward

Expansion

  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Industrialization
  • Geography
  • Current Events
many types of learning experiences will include
Many Types of Learning Experiences Will Include…
  • Lectures & notes
  • Regular reading of

text and primary

sources.

  • Projects & activities
  • Video
  • Class presentations
  • Discussions & analysis
  • Collaboration
  • Writing assignments
  • Regular homework

& testing

contacting me
Contacting Me…
  • Email is best, clickable from the school web site…Usually I am able to respond the same day.
  • Please call only before 8:15 or after 3:15 to avoid class time.
  • Check my website for assignments, due dates, and handouts.
  • I update online grades daily.
  • Students can generally find me in my room before school, at lunch, or after school on most days.
  • As a last resort, there is always the good old mailbox in the office.
thanks for coming
Thanks For Coming…
  • Feel free to contact me anytime.
  • Enjoy your evening!