Pass the TExES Social Studies 8-12, by Shannon Pugh, M.A. M.Ed., is an excellent book designed to provide excellent content by including a detailed chapter for each competency, as well as very excellent content by including a detailed chapter for each competency, as well as very helpful study methods and test taking strategies in the style of all of the Pass the TExES books. See the author's bio below.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ms. Pugh was born at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. She
spent her childhood in Alaska, Louisiana, and California. She earned a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History with a minor in
humanities at Midwestern State University. Ms. Pugh followed her BA with a
Master of Arts in Political Science. In 1994 she joined Teach for America and
was stationed in the Mississippi Delta where she taught 7th and 8th grade
history. During this time she completed her teacher certification requirements
through courses completed at the University of Mississippi and
Mississippi Valley State University. In 1997 she moved to Dallas and began teaching at W.T. White High School where she currently teaches AP European
History, AP World History, and AP Art History. Ms. Pugh is certified in composite social studies (history, government, economics, psychology, and
sociology), speech, educational technology, ESL, and art. In 2004, she earned a Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. She was one of the first three Texas teachers certified by the
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Social Studies. Ms. Pugh has presented at conferences at the local, state, and national level and is the past president of Dallas Council for the Social Studies. She is a
frequent trainer of new teachers. She is actively involved with
the Advanced Placement program and she serves as a reader for the AP World
She is the 2005 High School Teacher of the Year for Dallas Independent School District.
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