Mr. James Baker

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Bachelor's of Science Degree in History: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Minor (Social Sciences)

Mr. James Baker

Summer Enrichment readings and lessons now posted. Have great summer everyone. Look at the assignments page, and I posted it here. 

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Attached is the student reading list for great fiction and non-fiction options to keep you reading this summer. I'm hoping the finish the "Pauper at the Gates of Dawn Series," it's about a poor British man who is orphaned becomes a privateer who robbed ships in the Caribbean for the British government, when he commits a crime in Mexico (Spanish territory, book takes place during the Revolutionary War) he flees to England with his riches, and attemps to join upper class society as a commoner. It's an excellent series, and is written in the language and style of the late 1700's. Anyway, here is the summer reading list info:

Summer Reading List

 

 

 Who am I? 

Hello everyone, this is your American History or Psychology Teacher, Mr. Baker. I have been working in education since 2006. Over the years, I have taught for several different schools in different districts. This is my first year with SLPS, and also my first year at Mckinley. I have spent my career working as a American History teacher, World History teacher, percussion/drum set instructor, musician in award winning band that toured, recorded, sold, and licensed music for film and TV, and as a social science researcher. These expriences have given me a deep love for learning, and helped me develop a solid work ethic. I have a four year old that attends St. Louis Public Schools, and my wife works as a school psychologist for Ferguson-Florissant School District. They are both amazing, and we like to spend as much time outside camping, hiking, and kayaking as we can.  

 

Mr. Baker 

james.baker@slps.org 

American History Teacher

Psychology Teacher 

 

Office Hours 

U.S. History 8-10am

Psychology 1-3pm 

 

James Baker | Middle School Social Studies