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 world we live in is 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. "But why?" is a good question. I will do my very best to get you the answers you need, either out of the materials that facilitate my expertise on the subject, or I will admit that I don't know and find you a source. 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)