Jackie Bohnenblust

U.S. History Teacher at McPherson High School

514 N. Main, McPherson, Kansas, United States
McPherson High School
HQ Phone:
(620) 241-9400
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Last Updated 2/16/2002

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Jackie Bohnenblust, U.S. history teacher at McPherson Middle School, has seen previous drafts of these changes during the past several years.
She said the standards are moving in the right direction. "A lot of people think of history as memorizing facts and who did what," she said. "There's so much more to history than that. It's really a story. Bohnenblust said she hopes this approach will transform the way individuals think about history, switching it from reluctant memorization to eager participation. "I think the perception out there is that history is a boring subject," she said. "I think all subjects have to relate to the students, and they have to become engaged with their learning." This engagement allows them to carry on their learning later in life. This importance is stated in the draft's alignment to the Kansas College and Career Standards, often referred to as the Common Core, which is almost identical to McPherson Citizenship, College and Career Readiness initiative. Bohnenblust said McPherson already is using standards like the one proposed. "On the McPherson level, we've been doing this all along," she said.

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Jackie Bohnenblust, seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at McPherson Middle School, whose classroom is on the thrid floor, had to bring her things from home and completely re-set up her classroom because of construction that happened over the summer.
"If we waited until Monday, we'd be in a world of hurt," Bohnenblust said. Sims, Bohnenblust, Moore and Wiens agreed that getting ready for school to start is a lot of work but its always exciting to once they do start.

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Mr. Stockham is survived by his wife, Trudy; sons, John Christopher Stockham, Lawrence, and Chad Eric Stockham, M.D., Washington, D.C.; stepdaughters, Nikole DeWitt, Inman, and Amanda Davidson, Delphos; four stepgrandchildren; his stepmother, Jeanette Stockham, McPherson; the mother of his children, Pauline Stockham, Shawnee; sister, Diane K. Mattingly, Kearney, Mo.; brother, Steven L. Stockham, St. George; and stepsisters, Janet Helms and Jackie Bohnenblust, both of McPherson.

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