Degrees and Certifications:
BS Ed from NAU M Ed from NAU in progress Middle Grades Science endorsement Social Science endorsement Special Education endorsement History endorsement
My name is Kevin Heinz, and I will be teaching 7th grade resource Social Studies, co-teaching 7th grade Science, as well as 8th grade Social Studies and Science.
A little about me: This is my second year as a teacher, and my first year teaching Social Studies. I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education (middle and high school) with an emphasis in History and Social Studies. I student taught in Glendale, AZ at Ironwood High School, in a World History classroom. Upon graduating, I moved back to Flagstaff, where I worked as a Paraprofessional. I'm currently working on obtaining my Masters degree in Special Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities from NAU. I currently posses my Secondary Teaching Certificate, with endorsements for History, Social Studies, Special Education, and Middle Grades Science.
For Social Studies, we will be spending most of the first semester focusing on political, cultural, and physical geography through a global lens. Students will be using the information they learn in practical ways, such as planning road trips, creating travel brochures, and planning ways to travel within the countries and continents we learn about. During the second semester, we will switch topics, and begin learning about slavery, its impact on the world, and its impact on the United States before moving into the American Civil War and Reconstruction, and finishing out the year with a unit on World War 1. If we have time, students will begin dissecting current events, and learning how these events impact them as Americans, as well as their impact on the world we live in.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your child's progress in class, please do not hesitate to contact me. Because I move around a lot, it may be difficult to get in contact with me via phone. However, you may email me at the provided email address for quicker response. If you would like to talk on the phone, feel free to call and leave a message, and I will return your call as soon as I can.