Welcome to Mr. Wilke's Webpage6th Grade U.S. History to 1865Mr. Wilke is a Sterling native who attended Seneca Ridge Middle School during the 2001-2002 school year. He then attended River Bend when it opened the following year and eventually Potomac Falls High School. In 2012, he graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in History: Social Science Secondary Education and a minor in Political Science.Mr. Wilke student taught in Amelia County, Richmond City, Prince William County, and his home Loudoun. The middle school level was his primary focus and he is most experienced with teaching 6th and 7th grade students.Before beginning to work full-time at SRMS in 2016, he was a substitute teacher at Dominion High School among many other LCPS locations. Mr. Wilke is proud to be a Thunderbolt again and looks forward to exploring the multifaceted themes surrounding United States History with his students.In his free time, Mr. Wilke enjoys watching the sports of baseball, hockey, football, and basketball and manages fantasy teams of all four. He plays in an adult softball league once a week in the spring and fall and tries very hard not to pull or strain a muscle while doing so by remembering to stretch beforehand. His collection of movies and music, attending live concerts, and being with his family occupies his time outside of Seneca Ridge.Mr. Wilke sponsors the Programming Club which meets every Wednesday after school and he proudly supports SRMS activities whenever he can. Just make sure to let him know when and where an event is happening so he can arrive promptly.You may contact Mr. Wilke at any time via his email.
YouTube Playlists by Unit of Study
Unit 1 - Geography
Unit 2 - Native American Indians
Unit 3 - European Exploration/West Africa
Unit 4 - First Colonies
Unit 5 - American Revolution
Unit 6 - New Nation
Unit 7 - Westward Expansion
Unit 8 - American Civil WarThere are two locations that I will post information about homework and summative assignments. Those would be Google Classroom and Parent/StudentVUE. Google Classroom will contain the actual assignments and needed materials while Parent/StudentVUE will be used to announce important upcoming dates.