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Mr. Matthew Cummings
United States History & World History

Bridgeway Island K-8
(916) 375-7778



 

We're on Twitter AND Edmodo!

 A quick note that TheMattHatters.com is now on Twitter and Edmodo!  We'll be using social media in the classroom this year, so click to join in.  I'll be sending Essential Questions through these accounts, and you can respond right from your cell phone.  Click below to follow me on Twitter, and use the code yfus38 to join Edmodo for US and ay5iiz to join Edmodo for World. 

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.
ROCK ON!
C
"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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