Thanks for stopping by to check out the 8th grade U.S. History page! I am Christine Rosengarten and have had the pleasure of teaching at SFA for the past 14 years. I am a wife and a mother of 3, all students here at St. Francis.
I grew up in the Memphis Catholic schools; attending St. Ann Bartlett and an alumna of St. Agnes Academy. In December 1999, I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science. In 2001, I returned to the U of M in the MAT program concentrating in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership in Secondary Education, earning state History Certification, grades 7-12. During my time in graduate school, I was invited and inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education which is limited to the top 20 percent of those entering the field of education.
During my years at SFA, I have been recognized by the Memphis Diocese with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for Innovations in the Classroom (2013), as well as been named the Social Studies Curriculum Chairman for the middle school, and I am an Apple Teacher. I have also been the faculty sponsor for the Student Government Association, chaperoned many of the annual 8th grade Washington, D.C. trips, and helped coordinate special events such as school-wide Presidential Mock Elections and Veteran's Day presentations.
I love history; it is my passion! I do not approach it as just text in a book, but rather a never-ending story aching to be told! My students do not take turns reading aloud from a book, paragraph by paragraph, and filling in the blanks on endless worksheets. We are ENGAGED; we are ACTIVE! My classroom embraces the 1:1 technology and the students are CREATIVE as we ANALYZE, COMPREHEND and APPLY the lessons learned throughout history and the impact it has had on our future.
I tell all my kids and parents at the beginning of every school year - Your child will leave us in May with a new APPRECIATION and LOVE for History!