Steve Moor, History
About Mr. Steve
Steve Moor graduated with his bachelor's degree in Religion in 2005 along with a minor in Sociology. He spent 2 years abroad teaching in Thailand, and then returned to school for another bachelor's degree in English. He received his Master's Degree in Teaching in 2010 and has been teaching at Tualatin Valley Academy ever since. He loves exploring new ideas and new skills with his students. His hobbies include song-writing, guitar, sailing, film making, film scoring, building computers and keeping up on current affairs. He loves mentoring youth and his 8th grade music videos can be found on the Tualatin Valley Academy YouTube channel.
History Class Philosophy
As a teacher, I believe that the ability to imagine and create is given directly by God. While many schools continue to eliminate funding for the creative arts and music, TVA is committed to fostering not only the simple acquisition of facts, but the synthesis of learned information into new creations. We push our students to take scholastic knowledge and put it into action out in the physical world. It is one thing to learn about other parts of the world, another to simply imagine being there, but creation allows us to share what we imagine with others.
Students will cover topics such as civics, the rise of the Democratic party, the rise of the Republican party, the Civil War, the Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, World War I and II, Vietnam and the Great Society, the Regan Revolution, the 90's, 9/11 and the Naughts. Current events are tied in wherever applicable. Students are encouraged to use creative mediums such as video creation, digital portfolio creation, drama creation, music editing and physical crafts whenever possible.