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Welcome to 6th Grade World Cultures
Hi, and welcome to my classroom. My name is Jerry Dunigan and I am your child’s social studies teacher. In sixth grade we learn about world cultures. It is intended to build the foundations for both geography and world history while throwing in some basic organization and note-taking skills. I am excited to be here.
To give you a little about my background, teaching is my second career. I spent most of my adult life in retail management, mostly at auto parts stores. I have also spent over 25 years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America. It was doing scouts that showed me what I really wanted to do when I grow up! So I spent two years at Alvin Community College getting my basic classes done, then completed my BA in History at the University of Houston Clear Lake. I am certified to teach 7-12 Social Studies and 4-8 General Studies.
Personally I have been married for 40 years. Carol and I have two grown sons and two grandchildren. We are both also active at our church. I love to camp, fish, canoe, and I do woodworking. I also love to read and learn about history and other cultures. My deepest interest is in Native American history, which I intend to get my Masters in a few years from now. I believe that it is absolutely essential for our kids to understand our world and our history if they are to become the leaders we need. I also believe they need to know how to communicate what they believe effectively, and we will be using many different methods of communication.
I expect your child to come into my classroom prepared and ready to learn. They will need the following supplies everyday:
Pencil or pen
Their AVID binder, including their school-provided planner, a section for my class, and blank notebook paper.
Map (colored) pencils
My primary method of communication is Google Classroom. I have a different Google Classroom for each of my class periods. I will send your child an invitation to join my Google Classroom to their school email address. I recommend that you have the log-in information to their school email as well.
Thank you for entrusting me with your child. I promise to do all I can to help them become the good citizens our community needs them to be.