I've been really exploring the reasons why I want to teach Middle school social studies. The first reason is my love for history (social sciences). It is a huge part of my life and my famillies life. We travel, read and talk about history and politics. We've instilled this love in our daughter (who is now obsessed with maps). I've always viewed my love of history as a hobby. I've always worked with children. After teaching in a private school for 10 years, have decided to go back to get my public school teaching credential. I love every age, but really enjoy the middle school age. SO, my husband said to me.......why not get certified to teach what you love? So, that is what I'm doing. I hope there is a job at the end of the tunnel!