Mr. Josh Aranda

Phone: 919.934.2455 Ext. 1919

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History, UNC Charlotte Minor: Secondary Education

Mr. Josh Aranda

My name is Josh Aranda and this is my seventh year teaching high school Social Studies. This 2017-2018 school year is my sixth year at Cleveland High School. 

 
I graduated from high school with high honors and attended UNC Charlotte on a Teaching Fellows Scholarship, where I obtained my B.A. in History with a minor in Secondary Education. My passions include learning (particularly history of course), teaching, genealogy, photography, and travelling. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Latin America and Europe. In addition, I have visited 33 of our 50 great states. This summer I planned a solo 12-day trip through Southern California (my favorite place in the U.S.). I also visited Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii with Cleveland High School students as well as Ms. Pearce.
 
I speak fluent Spanish as I was born into my father's large Latin family--the majority of whom live in Honduras, a country in Central America. I have 5 uncles, 4 aunts, and 25 first cousins on my dad's side alone! My mother's side of the family are Anglos and we have roots tracing back to Colonial Jamestown and Plymouth Colony. I am deeply proud of both my Hispanic and American heritage.
 
When I am not busy I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my cat, Leroy.
 
One can usually find me watching history documentaries or reading historical related books, magazines, or articles. I love historical research--there is nothing better in my opinion than learning about the past and relating it to the present day. 
 
I also enjoy the outdoors, especially in the summer. I like the mountains, beaches, the deserts, and the plains. I am extremely lucky to live in the United States, a country that is so diverse geographically, ethnically, and culturally.
 
My current historical interests include:
 
American Civil War & Reconstruction
Race relations in Colonial Latin America
The Okie Migration to California
South African History (apartheid-era)
 
Favorite Color: Green
 
Favorite U.S. city I have traveled to: Los Angeles, California
 
Favorite U.S. states: California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas
 
Favorite Animals: Dog & cat
 
Favorite Music: all kinds (Spanish salsa, merengue & reggaeton, 80's rock & pop music, 70's disco and rock, 90's music (all), rap, and even a few country songs (believe it or not)
  • 1st Block: American History I

    2nd Block: Honors American History I (AP Prep)

    3rd Block: Planning (not in my room)

    4th Block: Honors American History I (AP Prep)

     

     

     

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