My name is David May, but you can call me Coach May. I grew up in Simms, which is in extreme Northeast Texas. I am a 1989 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors Degree in History. This year, I will be teaching 7th grade Texas History and coaching Middle School/High School Football, Middle School Boys Basketball, and Middle School/High School Track. I have been married for 30 years to my wife, Katressa, and we have two children, Cody and Lauren. Cody is a 2014 graduate from Texas A & M University and Lauren is a 2020 graduate of Texas State University. I am a HUGE fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Since previously retiring in 2018, I am overjoyed to be teaching/coaching at Maypearl ISD.
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In Grade 7, students study the history of Texas from early times to the present. Content is presented with more depth and breadth than in Grade 4. Students examine the full scope of Texas history, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas eras. The focus in each era is on key individuals, events, and issues and their impact. Students identify regions of Texas and the distribution of population within and among the regions and explain the factors that caused Texas to change from an agrarian to an urban society. Students describe the structure and functions of municipal, county, and state governments, explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution, and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Students use primary and secondary sources to examine the rich and diverse cultural background of Texas as they identify the different racial and ethnic groups that settled in Texas to build a republic and then a state. Students analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas in various industries such as agricultural, energy, medical, computer, and aerospace. Students use primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas.
Conference Period: 1:35-2:30
Supplies: 1 composition book and at least 1 folder