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Charles T. Houchens I
RM 220

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EGO:   I am a blue and green bleeding graduate of North Laurel's class of 1997.  I am VERY proud of this school, especially its AP Program and athletic teams. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and my Master's Degree at Cumberland.  In 2009, I earned my National Board Certification.  In the summer, I score AP essays for the College Board.

HISTORY OF A HISTORY TEACHER:  I was born here.  I live here.  Unless I win the lottery, I'll die here.  I am VERY proud to be a Laurel Countian and have taught at North Laurel High School for 14 years.  I took over my AP European History Course in 2007 and have taught AP US History since 2014.   I have attended numerous, numerous, numerous PD sessions and also have attended many workshops from the College Board and Kentucky Historical Society.  I truly consider it a privilege to work with kids who have goals and objectives.

                            Math - Everyone must do the work the way the leader says
.  Sounds Fascist
                            English - Everyone must read the same book.  Notice the predicate nominative and zzzzzzzzzzzz...
                            Science - New discoveries are happening all the time.............actually, science is really cool
                            History is a story.  Its filled with TRUE tales of courage, sacrifice, struggle, growth, romance, horror, honor, risk, conflict, tragedy, and visions of ways humanity can live.  The awesome part is that you can reach YOUR OWN conclusions about our past, present, and future.  Every unit of study that we cover, you are encouraged to form your own opinion of why it happened and how affects our current society.  Hopefully your attitudes toward a historical event will give insight into your own character.  If your arguement is based in fact, you'll never be wrong,   History is a map to our future.  Work with me at least half way and hopefully you'll be as passioniate about it as I am.