• Chuck Martin

    Chuck Martin

    252-232-3107, ext. 1510
    Classroom A3
    English II and III, History II
    Office hours: 

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:45-8:15 (by appointment only); Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:35

    Additional hours may be scheduled.

    About me:  I joined the J.P. Knapp faculty in August, 2011.   Growing up in South Carolina, I was the first in my family to attend college.  I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.  Most recently, I received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in secondary education from Elizabeth City State University. I am certified in North Carolina to teach middle school and secondary English, as well as secondary social studies.  Before entering the education field, I worked as a newspaper writer at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer for fourteen years.   I also worked in television news in Missouri, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.  I live in Elizabeth City with my wife, Ann.

    About English II: 

    Students in English II read, discuss, and write about classical and contemporary world literature through which they will identify cultural significance.  Students will examine world literature in a cultural context to appreciate the diversity and complexity of world issues and to connect global ideas to their own experiences.  Students will continue to explore language for expressive, information/explanatory, critical and argumentative purposes, although emphasis will be placed on argumentative and explanatory contexts. 


    About English III: Students in English III will integrate all the language arts skills gained throughout their education. The curriculum both affirms these skills and equips the students to be life-long learners. Students continue to explore expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary contexts with a focus on American literature.


    About History II:  This course guides students from the late nineteenth century time period through the early 21st century. Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction era to present times. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on in the United States in an interconnected world. 

    Students in Honors English classes have assignments that reflect the inherent rigor of honors level courses.


    Note to Parents and Students:  Please see my respective edmodo groups  (edmodo.com) for guidelines and deadlines to major papers and projects.  All of my students should have edmodo group access codes.  If there are questions, please call or e-mail me.


Last Modified on October 18, 2019