Elvington, S

Mrs. Elvington
 Sherry Elvington
Email Mrs. Elvington
Phone: (704) 932-4102, ext. 8212

Nationally Board Certified
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World History: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future

Hello Great Black Hawks! I am Mrs. Elvington and I am the Great Black Hawks seventh grade social studies teacher. I have been teaching nearly 20 years. 

I view each year as an opportunity to share our world's history with Kannapolis Middle School students so that we might learn from our past to improve our future.

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

I have my Master's Degree in Middle School Social Studies from Catawba College and my Master's Degree in School Administration from Wingate University. I have my National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early Adolescent Social Studies certification.

Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I believe that all students can learn. However, how and what students may learn depends on their learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses. These must be taken into consideration on a continual basis and used as building blocks for instruction.

I believe, that ultimately, the greatest lessons that we learn come from our mistakes. Thus, making mistakes should be encouraged as this is a sign of taking risks and a willingness to wrestle outside of our comfort zone. Opportunities for reflection and revision are essential.

I believe that work ethic, communication skills, and collaboration are often more important than “knowledge.” The majority of careers in our world today, require individuals who can put their energy into completion of tasks through the use of reason, logic, and elbow grease.

I believe that no one is perfect.
Perfection is an unachievable goal; however, it has power for good or ill.

I believe that as a teacher I have tremendous power and with great power comes great responsibility. Awareness and understanding of my students is essential for their academic, behavioral, and social success in school. Power should always be used wisely.

Website Design and Purpose:

This website is designed to be available for both parents, guardians and students to be able to use it at home as well as at school. 

When a student is absent, he/she will be expected to make up any missing work. Classroom assignments will be posted on the class schedule in Canvas which is available through my.ncedcloud.org. The majority of the work that we will do in class can be found in your child's Google Classroom or Edgenuity.

Additional information that is available includes the North Carolina Essential Standards for 7th grade social studies, Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies, Glossary of Key Terminology, and NC Final Exam in 7th Grade Social Studies. Students are required to take the North Carolina Final Exam in 7th Grade Social Studies at the end of the school year. These documents outline the expectations and requirements for success on the state final exam.

Sources Used for Information and Lesson Plan Ideas Found on My Website:
World History For Us All
Discovery Education
CNN Student News
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Practical Money Skills
Colleagues: Megan Wease, Bernard Waugh, Porsche Sims
Document-Based Assessment for Global History by Theresa C. Noonan

Global History and Geography: Readings and Documents by Norman Lunger
The Global Experience: Readings in World History Since 1550 Volume II by Philip F. Riley, Frank A. Gerome, Henry A. Myers, and Chong-Kun Yoon
​Timelines: World of History by John B. Teeple
​Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education by Julia Link Roberts & Julia Roberts Boggess
Amazing Facts in World History by Don Blattner
​History Alive: The Medieval World and Beyond by Teacher's Curriculum Institute
​World History Simulations by Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
​Multimedia Collections: Age of Exploration by Teacher Created Materials,  Inc.
​World History & Geography: Document-Based Questions & Activities by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
​Global Studies: Civilizations of the Past and Present by Henry Brun
World Cultures & Geography: Document-Based Questions Practice Workbook by McDougal Littell
​Reviewing Global History & Geography by Henry Brun, Lillian Forman, and Herbert Brodsky
​Social Studies Activity Book: Renaissance by Patrick Hotle
Economics for Everybody by Gerson Antell & Walter Harris
​Primary Source Reader for World History - Volume I to 1500 by Elsa A. Nystrom
Primary Source Reader for World History - Volume II Since 1500 by Elsa A. Nystrom
World Civilizations - Volume 1 to 1700 by Philip J. Adler & Randall L. Pouwels
World Civilizations - Volume 2 Since 1500 by Philip J. Adler & Randall L. Pouwels
​Teaching World History in the Twenty-First Century by Heidi Roupp
​Big Book of World History for Middle and High School by Dinah Zike
​Global History and Geograph: The Growth of Civilizations by Henry Brun, Lillian Forman, & Herbert Brodsky
Social Studies Activity Book: Medieval Times 325-1453 A.D. by Frank Edgar & George Lee
Foldables by Dinah Zike
Classroom Plays for Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations by L.E. McCullough
History of Civilization: The Ancient World by Miliken Publishing Company
History of Civilization: The Middle Ages by Miliken Publishing Company
​Basic Economics - Social Studies Activity Book by Karl Biedenweg
World Civilizations & Cultures by Don Blattner
World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity - Volume 2 by Peter N. Stearns
The Era of Expanding Global Connections 1000-1500 C.E. by Kathy Sammis
The Era of Expanding Exchange and Encounter 300-1000 C.E. by Kathy Sammis
The Era of Early Civilizations and Empires 3.5 million years ago to the 300s C.E. by Kathy Sammis
The World Around Us: Social Studies Anthology with Teaching Strategies by MacMillian/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
World Explorer: Primary Sources and Literature Readings by Pearson Education, Inc.
World Civilizations: The Global Experience - Advanced Placement Edition by Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, and Marc Jason Gilbert
​Barron's AP World History by John McCannon
500 AP World History Questions to Know by Test Day by Adam Stevens
​Western Civilization - Volume II Since 1500 by Jackson J. Spielvogel
Enjoying Global History by Henry Abraham & Irwin Pfeffer
Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont by Tom Hanchett & Ryan Sumner
Remembering Kannapolis: Tales from Towel City by Helen Arthur-Cornett
The Global Agenda: Issues & Perspectives by Charles W. Kegley, Jr. & Eugene R. Wittkopf
Strategies for Teaching Social Studies by David A. Welton & John  T. Mallan
Eyewitness Companions: World History by Philip Parker
Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Documents in World History - Volume 2 - The Modern Centuries: From 1500 to the Present by Peter N. Stearns, Stephen S. Gosch & Erwin P. Grieshaber


How Parents/Guardians can help:
Should a student or parent/guardian need to contact me, I can be reached via email at sherry.elvington@kcs.k12.nc.us or school phone at (704) 932-4102 ext. 8212.  When leaving a message or email, please allow at least one day for a response. Hint:  The quickest response time is via email.
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