Mr. Moats



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Mr. Moats

Hello, my name is Conan Moats. This is my seventh year teaching at DVHS. I enjoy working here because I have talented colleagues, a dedicated administration 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).


  • Checks and Balances

    Posted by Conan Moats on 3/4/2019 4:05:00 AM

    The declaration of af a state of emergency by the POTUS the question of the Checks and Balances between the three branches of government has arisen in US Government. What are the powers of the executive? What is executive over-reach?


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  • Topics of the day

    Posted by Conan Moats on 2/27/2019 5:05:00 AM


    I plan to keep a record of some key concepts explored in my classes here and in a podcast coming soon. For example today in psychology the idea of motivated forgetting and its relation to the Freudian Repression was explored. We then contrasted that with Dr. Loftus studies on the misinformation effect and the role of flash bulb memories that contain stressful emotional content.

    My goal is to leave some text and multimedia content that relates to what my students are (hopefully) learning in class.

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