1819 Syllabus US History

About The Classroom

I teach two sections of Virginia and U.S. History. Both are taught in Room 104.

About Me

I have a BFA in Art History, a BA in History and a MT in Secondary Education Social Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. I've been at ARGS since 2012. I am the faculty sponsor for Key Club, Film Appreciation Club, and Model United Nations, and coach of the Economics team.

The reason I am so stoked on history is because the world we live in is still inhabited by the past. Those who came before changed our natural and social environments, politics, entertainment, and so on. The world we live in, the Virginia we live in, would not be the same if it weren't for those events, those calamities, those joys, those once-ordinary people. Reaching back into the past helps me process the present and to gain deeper understanding of what it means to be an American.

About You

I will not assume that you are a budding historian, but I do believe that you are curious about the world and why things are the way things are. I also think that there are probably some things that you are unhappy with that you feel need changing. We will deal with many difficult issues in United States history, and I urge you to ask questions and challenge assumptions. This class won't work unless you take the initiative to remain engaged. I look forward to getting to know you this coming year!

Contact Information

Ms Hardesty


512 W Washington St, 23803

Room 104 (Visual Arts Wing)