Welcome to Dr. Meyer's Classroom

    Stephen Grant Meyer, Ph.D.

    Remember to check homework assignments and due dates at the "Homework" link to the right.
    Individuals and Societies III
     Current Unit: 
    Unit 3: Growing Pains 
    Quiz on Part 1 of Unit 3 (pp. 1-4)
    Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19
    Welcome to Dr. Meyer’s Individuals and Societies class. In this class, we will learn about ‘doing history.’ Learning about history is a worthy task in itself—because as George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But ‘doing history’ is different: it involves the development of understanding, critical thinking skills, writing skills, and the ability to form convincing arguments.
    The foundation of ‘doing history’ right is accurate evidence—that means having the facts. John Adams said that facts are stubborn things. You can’t make them up. No matter how much one might like it to be so, the moon is not made of Swiss cheese.
    “Doing history” is also to engage in an extended debate. Come to class prepared, having done the notes and other assignments in this collection, and ready to talk. Questions, answers, and debates are what make history interesting.
    Let’s learn from each other.
    Our Classroom Mission
    North Carolina in U.S. History
    The theme of our course is continuity and change. We focus on how the state and country change over time, understanding that despite change there is also continuity. Adaptation as an idea also runs through the course; for as our environments change, we must adapt to them.

    Students will analyze historical documents, maps, tables, and other materials to develop skills and knowledge in the discipline of the Humanities. Students will become familiar with fundamental ideas that underlie American society, culture, and government; and develop a sense of participatory citizenship. They will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution, that will enable them to become productive players in local, national, and global environments.

    About Me

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     Education: University of Toronto, B.A. 1988
                       University of Toronto, M.A. 1990
                       University of Alabama, Ph.D. 1996



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