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Hi everyone!

My name is Heather Pietryka and I live in Lake George, NY. I graduated from Elmira College in 2013 and have my certification for Social Studies grades 5-12. I don't have my own classroom yet, but I look forward to the day I do so I can use all I have learned here at Albany to engage my students. I am hoping to teach the middle school ages because I find them find and quirky. This is my sixth and final term in the CDIT program!

I currently work at the local YMCA coaching gymnastics. I was a completive gymnast for twelve years so it has been interesting seeing the sport from the other side. In my spare time I enjoy going on hikes with my boyfriend and my dog. I also enjoy doing arts and craft projects. I do most of my school work sitting at my kitchen with my oversized Golden Retriever lying next to the table helping me with the work. [[

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My Topic/Purpose

The Civil War


To understand the causes the causes leading up to the Civil War.

What political, social, and economic factors caused the Civil War?

What were its political, social, and economic ramifications?

What were the conflicting perspectives on slavery?

What were the long-term economic, political, and social implications of Reconstruction?

Needs Assessment

How can checking for understanding throughout lessons shape student learning? A teacher survey.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

Performance Objectives

Course-level objectives

Task Analysis

Curriculum Map

References and Resources