Interactive History Lesson Plans
BA University of Northern Iowa - 1992
Major: History Teaching Education
Minor: Political Science
Minor: in Coaching
20 years (1993-Present)
Certified to teach in Iowa:
5-12 World History
5-12 American History
I am a World History Teacher from Alden, a small town in central Iowa. I currently teach at a rural high school of about 430 students (Iowa Falls-Alden High School). I have been teaching and coaching for twenty years.
For the past two years, our school has been working on the AIW program or Authentic Intellectual Work. This professional development program is designed to increase critical thinking and problem solving skills. My first thoughts, after attending the first meetings about AIW, was how my simulations did exactly what we were trying to create with Authentic Intellectual Work. For more information on how simulations increase higher order thinking check out: "Why Simulations Work"
I also am currently the head varsity track & field coach at Iowa Falls-Alden High School and Middle School Football Coordinator. I am married to a very supportive wife and we have three children: 2 boys 13 and 5 and 1 girl 3 years old. Needless to say, our house is very exciting.
Facts About Me:
1. I am a full time teacher at Iowa Falls-Alden High School, Iowa Falls Iowa, USA
2. My Contact Information goes directly to me. (This is a one man operation)
a. Email: email@example.com
b. Phone: (515) 689-3960 (Available after 4:00 pm Central Time: weekdays)
(Available anytime weekends and holidays)
5th Grade Teacher
Pella Christian Grade School
Des Moines Area Community College Adjunct Professor of History
* MA in American History through American Public University.
* BA-Trinity Christian College - Major: History, Minor: Secondary Education, Special Education.
* Certified to teach K-5 all subject areas, 6-12 social sciences in the state of Iowa as of 2010.
I currently am a fifth grade teacher at Pella Christian Grade School in Pella, Iowa. I have been teaching for five years in an elementary setting. I also am a adjunct professor of American History at Des Moines Area Community College where I teach a variety of different courses. Mr. Harms' simulation material rivals that of any published teaching curriculum materials and truly makes American History come to life. If you would like to contact me about the adapted version of Mr. Harms' material you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.