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Welcome Students and Parents,          
I am excited to start the new school year with you.  This is my third year in Tomball ISD teaching eighth grade U.S. History. I have three years of experience in Spring ISD teaching reading, writing, and social studies to grades five, six, and seven; and another teaching kindergarten at Primrose Schools. 
 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. My certifications include: English/Language Arts/Social Studies 4-8, History 8-12, English as a Second Language Early Childhood-12, Gifted and Talented, and Generalist Early Childhood-12. 
E-Mail is my preferred form of communication (, but I can also be reached at (281)357-3000ext4433.  My conference time is fourth period (10:03-10:52).


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APPARTS strategy for understanding quotes and speeches

A-Author: Who is the speaker?
P-Place and time: When was this written/said? What else was going on?
P-Prior knowledge: What other information do you need to know in order to understand the quote?
A-Audience: Who is the intended audience? Who is the message directed towards?
R-Reason: What is the purpose of speech? Why was it written/said?
T-The Main Idea: Summarize the author's point. What is it about?
S-Significance: Why is this important? What impact did it have?

Nationalism and Sectionalism Review Key

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. B
6. B
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. A
11. C
12. A   Clay and Adams had a deal for political gain.  Clay would become Secretary of State and Adams would become president.  Jackson would become angry.
13. C
14. D
16. D
17. B Jobs and money stayed in the North because the tariffs made their products cheaper than foreign imports.
18. A  The agricultural South depended on purchased manufactured goods.  They either had to pay the high Northern prices or the heavily taxed import prices.  Also, the money used from the tariff did not help the South.  Instead, it was used for internal improvements for the West and North.
19. C
20. C
21. C
22. D
23. B
24. A
1. H
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. G
6. F
7. E
8. B

Pre-AP Remind Link
U.S. HIstory Remind Link
Mrs. Graham's Classroom Wish List