Ms. Janae Martin

Phone: 704-260-6630 EXT 42622


Degrees and Certifications:

Central Michigan University Bachelors of Science in Education Major: Social Studies 6-12 Minor: History 6-12

Ms. Janae Martin

Hello, my name is Janae Martin and I am teaching American History I this semester at Hickory Ridge High School. I just recently moved here from Michigan and am so excited for this new experience. 

I was born and raised in northern Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University. While at CMU I majored in secondary social studies education with an emphasis on political science. I also hold a history minor. Although I’m am sure I will miss Michigan I am so excited to start this new adventure in North Carolina! In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and learning about our nation and our worlds history. 

Course Overview:

The study of American History I is designed as a survey course and begins with the founding of our nation and extends to post reconstruction America. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a framework for studying political, social, economic, and cultural issues and for analyzing the impact that these issues have had on American society both in the past and now. This course goes beyond the memorization of facts to the development of higher-level thinking skills, encouraging students to make historical assessments, evaluations, and discoveries.

Course Themes:

Geographic Relationships, Historical Perspectives, Economics and Development, Government and Active Citizenship, Global Connections, Technological Influences and Society, Individual Identity, Development, Culture and Diversity


Course Outline:


Unit 1: Exploration and Colonization

Unit 2: Tyranny and Revolution

Unit 3: Republic and Identity

Unit 4: Expansion and Reform

Unit 5: Conflict and Failure of Compromise

Unit 6: Reconstruction and Opportunity



1st Period: American History I

2nd Period: American History I

3rd Period: American History I

4th Period: Prep 



Last Modified on March 11, 2019