Susan Hodges

Welcome to US History!


Hi students!  My name is Susan Hodges and what an exciting year to be taking US History!  I am so elated because this year, although not an election year, we have a lot of history to parallel with the history that is in the making as we speak! 

I am married and a mother of four.  I homeschooled my children and have a love of history.  I told my children, ” If I can teach you to critically think, you will be prepared for any course in life”. This is true of this course as there will be many opinions as well as facts!   US history will delve back to our roots, lay a foundation for our government in America, take us through war, and edge into the modern days.  We will have discussion, essays, papers as well as quizzes and tests.  Bring all quizzes and tests books to class the first day and I will collect them.  Come prepared and bring a respectful attitude and open mind to class and it will be a great year!

 The new parent letter and homework are below!

US History Parent/Student Letter


  1. There will be a 3-5 page paper due on August 21st…please use MLA format and 12 point font.  Your paper should include a summary of the book, how the writer’s concepts could/should be applied today and if you think them applicable, and your opinion/what stood out to you the most about Thomas Paine’s Common Sense book.
  2. Read Chapter 1 and complete Chapter 1 Review page 16 as follows – People – 1-7,11-12, 16-19…..Terms – 2,4,8,9
  3. Read Chapter 2 and complete Chapter 2 Reviews #3,4,5,and 6.  Chapter Review page 41 – People – 1,2,7,8,9,26…Terms – 4,7,8,13,17,18,22 … Identify – 1,4,5,8,10……Ideas – 3,7,8
  4. Quiz 1 and 2 next week over those chapters…Remember the Spanish Armada was destroyed in 1588 by the English navy.