• Hot August Smoky days

    Posted by Conan Moats on 8/30/2021 2:20:00 AM

    It is smoky. It is hot. We are learning about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is the longest war in American History. 


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  • New School Year

    Posted by Conan Moats on 8/4/2021 5:00:00 AM

    It's is that time. After 17 months with no students on campus, Deer Valley will open it's doors tomorrow. Wow. I am looking forward to meeting my students. All the best to the class of '22 and to all of the DV Nation!

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  • Congressional Leadership

    Posted by Conan Moats on 5/18/2021

    We are studying the PArty Caucus and congressional leadership. Liz Cheney has been ousted as the third most powerful congressperson in the house because of her condemnations of Trump's promotion of the "big lie" that he really won the 2020 election. How does congressional leadership affect party politics in America?

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  • Motivational posters

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/20/2021 1:00:00 AM

    We are studying different theories of motivation in Psychology.  The students made motivational posters. Here is one of them:GS art

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  • Economic Stimulus

    Posted by Conan Moats on 3/12/2021

    We are examing the politics of government stimulus checks in Gov. It is goverments job to give money to its citizens? How will it impact our monetary and economic policy in the future?

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  • Welcome to Conditioning

    Posted by Conan Moats on 2/19/2021 4:05:00 AM

    In Psychology we are learning about learning. Right now we are studying the contributions of Ivan Pavlov to the idea of classical conditioning and B.F Skinner to that of Operant Conditioning. The students motivate me to teach when they are engaged. Who is conditioning whom?ringsabell

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  • January craziness

    Posted by Conan Moats on 1/25/2021 1:20:00 AM

    The US Capitol was under sige on January 6 as our class watched Congress and our elcectors attempts to Certify the 2020 election. On Jan 20  President Joe Biden was sworn is as the 46th POTUS of the US. My students will end Economics and start US Gov next week.

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  • Electors vote

    Posted by Conan Moats on 12/14/2020 12:20:00 AM

    December 14, 2020—electors vote in their States

    The electors meet in their respective States and vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots. The electors record their votes on six Certificates of Vote, which are paired with the six remaining Certificates of Ascertainment. The electors sign, seal, and certify six sets of electoral votes. A set of electoral votes consists of one Certificate of Ascertainment and one Certificate of Vote.

    December 23, 2020—electoral votes arrive

    Electoral votes (the Certificates of Vote) must be received by the President of the Senate and the Archivist no later than nine days after the meeting of the electors. If votes are lost or delayed, the Archivist may take extraordinary measures to retrieve duplicate originals.

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  • November Election

    Posted by Conan Moats on 11/18/2020

    the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November" equaling the Tuesday occurring within November 2 to November 8.



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  • Standard and Poor's is right again

    Posted by Conan Moats on 11/14/2020

    The S&P 500 index has correctly predicted the winner of the US presidential election 87% of the time over the last almost-100 years, strategist Dan Clifton of Strategas Research Partners said at a BNY Mellon Wealth Management webcast on Thursday. 

    If stocks are higher in the 3-month period before the election than they were at the beginning of the year, the incumbent party generally tends to win. If they are lower, it's the opposition that tends to take the White House.

    Right now, it's tight. The S&P 500 hit record highs on Wednesday, but has since dropped by nearly 7%, leaving it with a year-to-date gain of just 3.7%. The most recent data has reflected an economy that is recovering, but at an ever-slower pace.



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Mr. Moats

Hello, my name is Conan Moats. This is my tenth year teaching at DVHS. I enjoy working here because I have talented colleagues and students who are committed to excellence.

I have a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, a Social Studies Credential from SFSU and a MA in History from American Public University. I have been an educator for over 20 years and I love what I do (most of the time).