Hello, I am Mr. Odenthal. This is my 27th year teaching in the CDA District. I have taught here in Woodland for the past 25 years. I also coach Track and Cross Country. I am married to Leslie, who teaches ELA here at Canfield Middle School. I have 3 children; Brooke (19), Luke (16), and Beck (11). We enjoy all kinds of activities in the outdoors.8th Grade Social Studies is a class that will learn about early United States History. We will start by reviewing the exploration and colonization periods. Then we will turn our focus to the Revolutionary War, the founding of the American government, and the birth of our nation. Later in the year we will explore how America's boundaries were expanded through Manifest Destiny. Finally, we will learn about the impact of slavery and the great American Civil War period that almost tore our country apart. I am looking forward to an exciting and fun year ahead! Mr. O
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