• You can contact me at the Middle School by calling 732-229-5533 or email me at khoyle@longbranch.k12.nj.us
    Extra Help - I am available before and after school by appointment and during lunch.

    United States History

     Program Philosophy


    Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,


    I would like to welcome you to United States History—an integral and fascinating course that I am excited to be teaching! The more we all know about the history of the world around us, the more we can make sense of the world today. Throughout the United States History course we will be using the text Holt Social Studies: United States History. This textbook provides a complete history of the United States, from the first Americans through to the Civil War. This important story of our nation is told through an informative and richly illustrated narrative, supported by reading questions that check your comprehension along with special features that enliven the study of history.


    My goals for the course are to help and encourage all students to develop a strong understanding and appreciation of United States history, see how United States history fits into the larger scope of world history, understand how United States history influences life today, recognize connections between United States history and other disciplines, build a solid Social Studies and academic vocabulary, develop thinking skills that support the ability to challenge assumptions,, think creatively, and solve real-life problems, grow their writing skills both informative and narrative


    I greatly appreciate your help in furthering these goals. Simply encouraging your child as he or she explores United States history will go a long way!


    Thank you for being an important part of your child’s learning experience this year.


                   “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”


    In eighth grade you will take many steps as you continue to prepare for high school and your future. I am looking forward to taking many steps with you as we pursue a year of academic and personal growth. By working together, we can begin this journey on the right path!



    Mrs. Hoyle