Hello and Welcome!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Maggie Champlin Dixon. I am a Chicago Native and product of CPS. I graduated from Lane Tech College Prep. I then went to Northeastern Illinois University and majored in English and minored in Political Science. Right after I received my bachelors degree, I went to National Louis University and received a masters in elementary education with endorsements in middle school, language arts, and social studies. I've taught in CPS since February 2011. Teaching 8th grade language arts and social studies has been a dream come true. I also love coaching soccer and being involved in after school programs like 8th Grade Leaders and Glee Club.
Some things that are important to me in teaching.
- Teaching social studies is not just about learning dates, people, and events. It is more about learning empathy, tolerance, and how to be an active citizen.
- Literacy is not just a class, but a way to learn and communicate for life.
- I strive to teach the whole child. I try to learn as much as I can about each of my students: what they enjoy, what their family is like, when their birthday is, etc. I also hope that they learn about me. I love the family feel that a classroom gets, and I work hard to create a community feel in the classroom.
What We'll Be Learning This Year
*World War I
*The Great Depression
*World War II
*The Civil Rights Movemen
Human Rights Website
All students are to participate in this contest by answering the question:
The theme of the day is Do What you Love!; Our goal is to help the students learn as much about
Northwestern University, student-athletes, and the concept of college as they can in a fun, exciting
At Northwestern our athletes are able to take classes across the different schools and colleges.
For example, they can take a class in Bienen School of Music and a class in the School of
Education and Social Policy in the same quarter! What areas of study interest you? What might
you want to major in at college? Why? What can you get involved in now to prepare for college?
Then, use the links below to make your own Northwestern class schedule. (Hint:
Northwestern students take four classes per quarter.)
There should be a introduction, body paragraph(s) that answers the questions, and a conclusion.
Yes you can use 1st person!
Due: Monday, December 11th!
Use the below websites and research tools to learn more about Northwestern University and what
you can do now to get involved.
18_NU_Undergraduate_Catalog.pdf (Beginning page 42)