Hello, my name is Michael Johnston. This will be my fifth year at Ashland Middle School, teaching sixth grade Social Studies, on the Inspire Team. I graduated from Marshall University with a BA in Social Studies and received my masters from Morehead State in Middle School Education, 5- 9 in Social Studies. My wife, Shona, and I have been married twenty-five years and have a fourteen-year-old, Brady.
In World History, we begin teaching our students the different tools of Geography in order to prepare them for studying the seven continents of the world. We will be learning about the culture, government, primary and secondary sources, and economics. Geography skills include map reading, climates, landforms, and how human beings interact with their environment. Students will be assessed by quizzes, unit tests, individual, and team projects.
Middle School should be a time that children look forward to. Ashland Middle School is a great place for your children to begin their new journey as sixth graders. The faculty and staff will work together to see that your child has a positive, exciting, learning experience. We hope your child is looking forward to the 2020-21 school year. GO TOMCATS !