Mr. Olson - Individuals and Societies

Hello!  My name is Ryan Olson and the 2018-2019 school year is my ninth year at Anthony as a full-time teacher (I also student taught here in the fall of 2009 before being hired on full time).  I taught 6th grade as a student teacher before teaching 7th and 8th grade in my first two years on the full-time staff.  This is my seventh year teaching 6th grade Minnesota Studies.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota, with two degrees: a B.A. in History with a Political Science minor and a Social Studies M.Ed.  A Minneapolis resident, my interests outside of school include listening to music and seeing live music (I've seen Phish 84 times, as of this writing), following sports (Twins and Vikings especially), news, and politics to varying degrees of obsessiveness, and enjoying all of the things our great city has to offer.

Welcome to my modest site.  Here you will find important information about 6th grade Minnesota Studies.  Follow the links to the right for contact info, a schedule, and a copy of the syllabus.  I will NOT post assignments on this site.  I have done this in the past but have found it to be underutilized relative to the time it takes to keep up.  If you have come here looking for an assignment, please email me.  I'll be happy to answer any questions and/or send electronic copies of (almost) any handout, assignment, or reading.