Welcome to the high school history department at Susitna Valley! Futurists predict four skills will be necessary in the 21st century: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. The study of history is a perfect platform from which to practice these skills. We can now use the internet to google dates and facts, so they are not as relevant to the study of history as they once were. Instead, its history’s multiple points of view that must be analyzed and grappled with through writing, debate, discussion, and reenactment.
This year marks my twentieth as a teacher. I am lucky to have spent most of it at Su Valley. We truly are a family, and my colleagues are some of the smartest people I know. Our hallways are lined with art and sun fills our classrooms. And, of course, we have amazing, remarkable students and parents. We are so fortunate to work, learn, and play in this special place.
Syllabi for the entire year are found by clicking on the appropriate class under "Class Schedule." Unit syllabi can be found on the left-hand side of the page. Parents and students can keep track of academic progress by accessing istudent and iparent. Grades will be updated weekly.
Last Modified on August 18, 2014
HC 89 Box 8580 | Talkeetna, AK 99676 | Phone: 907.733.9300 | Fax: 907.733.9380 |