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Mr. Matthew Cummings
United States History & World History

Bridgeway Island K-8
(916) 375-7778



The End is Nigh!

It's not the end of the world, but we are nearing the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year! Therefore, I will be turning in grades no later than May 23rd. Please make sure to turn in all missing work, attend my after-school & Zero Period classes, and work with your partner to complete your Personal Book on time. Finally, check back here regularly for information on the activities leading up to the end of school (Awards, Day on the Green, etc).

Teaching you is the most important thing I will ever do.

It is a privilege to work with you every day, and I consider each of you to be unique and full of promise. We live in a world where people move fast and news moves even faster. As your teacher, I am committed to helping you understand how we got here, and where we're going. I approach teaching in a unique way - history is a story, complete with comedy and tragedy, love and hate, and real lessons that can help us live better lives. We'll enforce the many skills needed to be successful in the class, from investigating and questioning a primary source, to participating in a variety of teacher-driven activities.
Understanding history is sometimes like looking into a fishbowl: you can see everything, but miss the smallest details and you miss the point! My job is not only to educate, but to inspire you to become better than you were yesterday. Our quote below by Benjamin Franklin speaks volumes about how I approach my class.  I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.
Like everything in life, this website is constantly growing - your input into website links, assignments, etc are critical to my site's success. Check back here often, and tell me what I can do to improve. Afterall, the worthy journey is never easy! I'm glad you're accompanying me down this road of history - may your day tomorrow be better than the one lived today.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." 
- Thomas Jefferson
"Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn." 
- Benjamin Franklin

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