Welcome to Mrs. O'Neal's class!
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We will study Europe, Canada, Latin America, and Australia; with the majority of our focus on Europe and Latin America. Canada and Australia are included because of their historical ties to European nations as well as their continued economic and political affilations with those same countries. The goal of this course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live. The geography domain includes both physical and political geography. The intent of the geography domain is for students to begin to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives. The government/civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas in order to help students begin to understand the variety of government systems in the world. The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics; however, the focus shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. The history domain focuses primarily on significant events in each region from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Geography is the study of Earth's landscape, people (inhabitants), places, and environments.
Economics is the study of the wealth and resources of a region in terms of the consumption of goods ans services.
Government is the study of who decides the way the area will be controlled.
History is the study of how events develop and change human affairs over time.
West Laurens High School is my alma mater
Middle Georgia College- Associates Degree in Middle Grades Education
Mercer University- Bachelor Degree in Middle Grades Education
Georgia College and State University (Currently working on my Masters)
Certified Social Studies Educator (4 years)
Certified Paraprofessional (5 years)
I have taught at West Laurens Middle School for 9 years in all grade levels (6-8) and in every aspect of education (5 of those years as a paraprofessional and 4 as a general education teacher). I spent one of those years as a paraprofessional at East Laurens Middle School in a self-contained setting.
I was selected as Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 for West Laurens Middle School.
TV 35 link for TOTY https://youtu.be/HsAzRgaN6eY
Teacher of the Year Goal Digger Video created by other teachers and her students link https://youtu.be/S7uof_wjjno
I am a Georgian/Floridian who is a wife, a mother to my two daughters, and a grandmother to one grandson. I have a passion for educating my students to be successful in school and out of school. My job is to teach content, impart independence, and coach responsibility. I strive to have a lasting impact on every student I encounter to help them become a successful adult.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends near and far, singing in church, playing with my 2 dog, writing poetry, watching football, coaching track, and watching Family Fued when time permits.
#godfamilyandfootball (In that order)