Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!Ms. Almanzar and her awesome DC group outside of the US Capitol building.My name is Ms. Carmelina Almanzar and I am so excited to teach 8th grade Social Studies on the Trailblazer team this year! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Psychology and my licensure in Secondary Social Studies Education. Go SPARTANS!! I’ve lived a little bit of everywhere (NJ, FL, MD -no military) but I went to school (grades 5-12) here in North Carolina in Goldsboro, Wayne County and currently reside in Kernersville. This is my 3rd year teaching 8th grade SS and I am really looking forward to a great year and hope to get my students genuinely invested in reading, writing, and thinking like a historian.....at the very least while they’re with me!
One of my goals is to not only help students learn Social Studies but also to help prepare them to live a more informed and constructive life in the 21st century. This year we will work on technological skills, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the lens of US and NC History. I hope that by the end of the year we're are able to see the world in a more meaningful way than ever before and can work more effectively with peers to create a more personal understanding of how social studies impacts our daily lives.Please contact me with any questions or concerns:firstname.lastname@example.org(336) 703 -6765