Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History M.A. History Social Studies (7-12) GT (30 Hours) AP US History (30 Hours)
Mr. James Vasquez
Hello, welcome to my page at Wagner High School! This year, I will be teaching World Geography Honors, AP and DC US History; this is my third year at Wagner HS and my fifth year as a Social Studies Secondary teacher. I'm looking forward to working with Geography and History students as we study these subjects throughout the year.
A little information about myself: I attended high school here in San Antonio back in the 1990s and then served in the US Navy for ten years, enlisting shortly after graduation. During this time, I was able to visit places both in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, I became interested in both American and World History, especially since students of history can learn a great deal from the past. Another interest of mine is geography, including learning about different countries and cultures. I look forward to having students find out more about their world and the different peoples over the course of the year..
My goal for my AP and DC US History students is to help them explore the past while challenging them along the way. For World Geography, I hope to help my students discover their world and explore different cultures and peoples.
Whether you are an Honors or College-level student, each of you should expect to exercise critical thinking skills in your work. Students will need to be disciplined in their study habits and show up every day prepared to learn.