My name is Emily Pettijohn and I am a certified to teach History in the state of Arizona. For the past two years I have been working on my Master of Arts in History and I will graduate in May. During this time, I have spent my time working with the Teaching American History grant on Northern Arizona University's campus, working to help teachers in the community focus on using inquiry in their classrooms while gaining a deeper understanding of history themselves. Thi experience has helped me to understand my own teaching philosophy that much better, as I learned wonderful techniques and methods to utilize in the history classroom. This portfolio includes my teaching philosophy, select lesson plans that I have created, and my History Toolbox with resources that I love for teaching history.