Mr. Tim Miller

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Bachelors of Science in Education & Bachelor of Arts in History Masters of Arts in Applied History

Mr. Tim Miller

Greetings and welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
 
   My name is Mr. Miller and I am thrilled to be teaching United States History II  for this academic school year!  This is my sixth academic school year here at Central Dauphin and I can't wait to see what the year has in store and what discoveries students will make!  
 
   I am a 2006 graduate of Central Dauphin High School where I was heavily involved in the music/band programs.  After graduation I went on to Bloomsburg University where I studied Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies.  History is my first true passion! I really love integrating history to the present so we can learn from the past.  I also love all of the incredible stories that are often overlooked in our textbook.  Most recently I finished my Master's degree this past summer at Shippensburg University in Applied (Public) History. 
 
   To complete my coursework at Ship, I completed a 7 week intensive internship at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA.  While there, I worked to connect the millions of resources in the Army's collections to public school teachers all around the country.  It was an honor working there and I plan to use some of these resources in our US History class this year.  
 
   For US History students, this course is a requirement for graduation for all students at CDHS! I will work this year to connect the very generalized history of the U.S. from our textbook to the people who lived through them on an individual level.  While focusing on the History of the United States at the individual level, we will also work together to answer one question throughout the course of the year: Has the United States during the 20th Century kept up with the Constitutional principles with which it was founded?  Students will learn these constitutional principals and connect each unit we study to each principle.  I will ask this one question at the end of every unit.  Answers may vary from one student to the next, but students will be asked to defend their answer with information we learned from the past unit. 
 
   For AP Human Geography (APHuG) students, welcome to the inaugural year of this course at Central Dauphin High School.  As the first students to ever take this course at CD, I am excited for you, as the content of this course has many current world and American applications, which we will put to use.  Also please note that this course is not set up like a college course, it IS a college course and will be taught as such.  Students who have had prior AP experience will find the pace and workload adequate to other AP courses.  Those new to AP, please note that the pace and the workload will be very new and it is highly recommended that you prepare yourself for these challenges by utilizing as many organizational strategies (flashcards, notebooks, folders, etc.) you can to stay caught up.  I have a lot planned for this class on top of the book work such as projects, country analysis, map quizzes, guest speakers, socratic seminars, and current events, all of which will have a relation to geography.  

   Throughout college, I served as a Community Assistant for 3 years in the University's residence halls, helping to acclimate students to their new life as a college student.  I also played for four years in the Maroon and Gold Marching Band as well as the Jazz Ensemble.  I currently play for the Lower Paxton Township Variety band.  Music is my second passion!  You may also see me in the stands with the Central Dauphin Marching Band, where I am starting my seventh year as an instructor.
 Other interests include Phillies Baseball, Eagles and Penn State Football, and Flyers HockeyI constantly strive to always have a smile on my face and enjoy life each day at a time.  I hope you will have a great experience this year and I look forward to meeting all of you on August 27th!
 
Last Modified on August 10, 2018