Mr. David Schaenman

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Mr. Schaenman

503-630-8515 Ext 2829

Greetings! I've been teaching at EHS since 2007 and this year I am teaching U.S. History, Government, and Economics. This year is going to be a bit different than previous years and communication is paramount to it being a successful year, so please use my contact information to keep the lines of communication open.  

My primary goals as a Social Studies teacher are to help students develop and improve their critical thinking, research, and communication skills.  Developing an understanding of the impact of perspective, who is telling the story, is another key goal.  Last, but definitely not least, I also want students to understand the importance of knowing one's history and how history connects to EVERYTHING.

In class, there will be a lot of conversations about documents and documentaries and then I expect students to reference these materials in assessments which will include papers, projects, and tests.  It would help me, and your student, if you would regularly ask them what is happening in class.  Please ask: What are you learning about?  What are you reading?  Did you participate in the conversation?  What is your assignment and when is it due?

It's going to be a historic school year and I am looking forward to working with your student!  Please contact me if you have any questions about the courses.

Additional copies of all assignments and relevant links can be found on Canvas.  If you are logged into your school e-mail on your ChromeBook, then you're automatically logged into Canvas as well.  Parents can contact me to get your own log-in or have your student log in.