Welcome to Social Studies with Ms. Major!
Phone: (651) 293-8740
Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed., University of Minnesota - Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy BA - Macalester College - Sociology and Communication Studies
Students learn best when they feel connected the classroom community, when learning is authentic and when they "see" themselves reflected in the curriculum. I work hard to build strong relationships with my students because middle schoolers thrive when they feel connected to their school community. As a social studies teacher, I challenge students break out of their own worldview by examining historical and current events from multiple perspectives.
Ms. Major on YouTube - Embedded within Schoology. Customized videos to support student work for DL 2.0.
Students and their families are encouraged to check the Schoology pages specific to your class with Ms. Major for the most up to date class assignments, resources and information.
Helpful Resources -
Northern Lights eBook - MNHS Education - Links to web version of 6th Grade MN Studies Textbook.
History Day Resources - Links to Murray's History Day Resources Page.
This Year's Theme! Resources - Links to Murray's Theme Page
I love teaching 6th Grade MN Studies, In These Times and supporting students with their History Day projects at Murray.
I am part of the best staff in SPPS that offers a rigorous academic curriculum and provide supports to ensure we get the best from each student we serve.
Murray History Day in the News
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Park Bugle: Murray 6th Graders Go To National History Day
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