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    ""The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal; the tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." --Dr. Benjamin Mays"
  • "This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live."  Theodore Roosevelt 

  • "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

                                                                        ---Jimmie Hendrix  

World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.

  • World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. is a course taken in the ninth grade. Students will explore the historical development of people, places, and patterns of life from ancient times until 1500 A.D. in terms of impact on Western civilization. This is an SOL class and students will take the end-of-course standard of learning test at the end of the school year.


  • Welcome to my website. I am looking forward to teaching your child this year. As a graduate of Longwood University and Virginia State University I have a B.S. in History and a M.Ed in Reading. I love working with students and I truly believe that all students can be successful. Success comes from a willingness to learn and from taking an active part in class. It is my goal to help each student meet his/her full potential, pass my class, and pass the End of Course SOL test. Parents are welcomed to contact me at school (757-267-2211) or by e-mail (grace_hamlin@surryschools.net.) I look forward to working with you and your child.

Think About It

  • "Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must-at that moment-become the center of the universe." Elie Wiesel

World History and Geography II

  • This course covers history and geography from 1500 A.D. to the present, with emphasis on Western Europe. Attention will be given to changing political boundaries and to how scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions that in turn produced social and political changes. Significant people and events of the 19th and 20th centuries will be emphasized for their strong connections to contemporary issues.