Mrs. Gray - Social Studies: American History

Welcome to Mrs. Gray's classroom! This is year 18 for me teaching Social Studies at Taylor High School and I am delighted to be here! My husband and I happily reside in Taylor and enjoy participating in small (but growing) town life. Our three children graduated from Taylor High School before attending college. I am passionate about my subject matter and completed my Master's Degree in American History and Government in the summer of 2018. If you are interested, my master's project is an ebook on Dr. James Lee Dickey at this website, http://scalar.usc.edu/works/james-lee-dickey-doctor-leader-mentor-hero/index. This year I am teaching both AP US History and regular US History. My challenge is to engage students even while they are working from home. 
 
As in millions of American homes this summer, "Hamilton" on Disney + and the soundtrack on Youtube played numerous times. The most poignant song for me was and still is "I'm Not Going to Miss My Shot" in which Hamilton vowed to take every opportunity to improve his life in his new country. I feel that way about my students. I don't want any of them to miss their shot at their future. My goal is to help them aim high.
 
My schedule for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:
  • 1st Period - US History
  • 2nd Period - US History
  • 3rd Period - AP US History
  • 4th Period - Study Island
  • 5th Period - US History 
  • 6th Period - AP US History 
  • 7th Period - Conference
  • 8th Period - US History 
 

Mrs. Gray’s Daily Schedule

 

Live Classes

(students strongly encouraged to attend, will be posted on Google Classroom

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30 - APUSH

12:30 - APUSH

9:00 (not a typo) -APUSH

12:30 - APUSH

9:30 - APUSH

10:30 - US History

1:30 – Study Island

10:30 – US History

1:30 – Study Island

10:30 – US History

11:30 - Study Island

2:00 - US History

11:30 - Study Island

2:00 - US History

11:30 - Study Island

 

 

Tutorials (assist students)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1:00 – 2:00

9:00 – 10:00

1:00 – 2:00

9:00 – 10:00

1:00 – 2:00

 

 

Office Hours (respond to parent/student questions)

3:10-4:00

Email or remind anytime

 

Conference (planning)

2:20 – 3:10 daily

 
Please see the appropriate syllabus for class policies, supply list, and pace of instruction.
Student assignments can be found on Google Classroom. Links are in the students' ClassLinks found on the student tab of Taylor High School web page.
 
Feel free to contact me anytime via Remind or email ([email protected]). Office hours are below:
 
 
Maureen Gray - American History and AP US History