Palmer, Charles - 8th Grade Social Studies
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NC Essential Standards 8th Grade Social Studies
 
 http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/support-tools/unpacking/social-studies/8th.pdf
Chuck Palmer
Welcome to Mr Palmer's Class!
Room 801 
charles.palmer@bcsemail.org
Hello! 
I am so glad to be at Cane Creek Middle School teaching 8th grade Social Studies! 
 
I am currently in my 15th year teaching and am certified and Highly Qualified in Middle School Social Studies, Science and Math as well as High School Science. I am really enjoying it here at Cane Creek!  
 
Before becoming a teacher, I was a field biologist with the NCSU (GO WolfPack!) Department of Entomology at the Walgenbach Entomology Lab at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Fletcher where I worked on arthropod (mostly insects and mites) management in commercial fruit and vegetable production systems, in western North Carolina.
 
During the summer of 2015, I was chosen to attend the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, where we stayed on the grounds of the Safari Park and learned about real-world conservation projects underway at the Zoo.  It was quite an experience waking up to the sound of lions with Giraffes and Rhinoceros just outside our tents at night. Check out some pictures: http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=52393
  
In 2011, I spent two weeks in Costa Rica with the Toyota International Teachers Program.  Most of our time was spent at  Earth University and La Selva Biological Research Station studying Global Sustainability and Environmental Education.  It was an awesome experience which continues to enrich my life and my classroom. Here is a link to some pictures of the trip: Click Here 
 
I love working with students on extracurricular projects from Mock Trial to scholastic chess including taking teams to a NC State Scholastic Chess Championship, the 2006 Regional Quiz Bowl Championship, the 2012 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals and now taking Cane Creek Middle School to the 2015 North Carolina State Mock Trial Championship and 1st Runner up in the state in 2016!  Go Hurricanes!!
 
My wife and I are originally from Ohio and have been in NC nearly 30 years.  We have three daughters, two out of college and one is a Junior at Appalachian State.  I spend my free time hiking, snake hunting, playing music and chess and spending time with my family. 
 
8th Grade Social Studies is interesting and poignant as we learn about the founding and history of this great nation!  We will be following current events and our major project for the year will be National History Day.

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the progress of your student.
 
Thank you for sharing your children with us!
 

Mr Palmer 

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Costa Rica Toyota International Teacher Program 2011 Costa Rican Rain Forest 
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Corn Snake Classroom Corn Snake eating a chicken egg! 
 
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Science Fair Regional Science Fair winners 2011
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