Ms. Taylor-Habib in Sedona



Degrees and Certifications:

+Certified: Art, English, Social Studies, ELD +Masters in EPFA: Leadership in Ecology, Culture, and Learning--PSU +Masters in Teaching :Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies & At-Risk Youth-PSU +Bachelors in History/ Minor in Art & Television Broadcasting-- NMSU ++Certification in Permaculture Design-- Portland State University under Tobey Hemingway (Whom we deeply miss) --author of "Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Ms. Taylor-Habib


Welcome to NJHS, Social Studies and English Grade 8 2021


Gallery Walk from Art & Design: Grade 6


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  • Office Hours: 2:20 - 2:50 and by appointment
  • Available online  7:25-3 Daily (lunch 12-12:30)--but can meet at lunch with appointment 
  • English and Social Studies Tutoring Tuesdays 2:30-3 -- IN Person in the Library -- English teachers are rotating


Language and Literacy (English )

  • Creating journals and grammar notebooks
  • Starting a poetry unit with Dr. Seuss and Flocabulary Hip Hop
  • Reading the Outsiders
  • Looking at the Holocaust reading Night and Anne Frank
  • Reading Flowers for Algernon and studying Human Intelligence, Growth Mindset, and A.I. --Watch out for Robots!
  • Looking at Current Events using Newsela and learning to write and educated arguement paper using claim and evidence.
  • Having fun

Ind & Societies-- Soc.Stud--See our Canvas page 


We will be studying for the Civics Exam looking at the US Constitution, its formation and government using iCivics, Flocabulary, Kahoot, and Newsela!


S2: Topics

  • A look at regional history --Dust Bowl/ Navajo Livestock Reduction/Hoover Dam
  • Harlem Renaissance and The Roaring 20's
  • Foundations of Economics -- Personal Finance--Great Depression/WWII
  • Rise of Facism--WWII
  • Human Rights--Civil Rights
  • Vietnam/Cold War
  • Globalization
  • Contemporary Modern U.S History

The Big Picture Takeaways you will gain from this class:


  • History is a story composed from multiple perspectives based on facts and evidence. 
  • History is a discipline driven by inquiry and questions.
  • It is important to study the past to avoid making the same mistakes of others in the past.
  • The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights give us the rights as citizens to make educated decisions in our lives, but with rights come responsibilities.
  • The United States is a mixture of various cultures, ethnicities and ideas that form an strong nation of people who are dedicated and self reliant citizens working together as a nation.