Mr. Taylor Cansler
8th Grade US History - Room 110
(512) 281-3382 - Conference: Period 3 (10:09a-10:58a)
Who is Mr. Cansler?
Mr. Cansler is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native Texan.
Although he has lived most of his life in the United States, he has traveled to over 50 countries across 6 continents, and even lived in Australia for a year.
Why is History important?
History is important because it helps us understand our country’s past and how those events influenced where we are today.
When we understand and acknowledge our successes and our failures as a society, we can be better informed about how we choose to shape our future.
What period of History will we be studying?
We will be covering the History of the United States, from the time of European exploration and colonization through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
We will also be discussing how to Think Like a Historian, and what roles and responsibilities we have as citizens.