• Welcome to Mr. Nicks 8th grade Social Studies class!

    The curriculum for 8th grade is American history with a focus at times on North Carolina. The state standards can be found here.

    We will be using Canvas as our Learning Management System during remote learning. Be sure to check it daily so you don't fall behind! We also have a digital textbook from Discovery Education we will be using sometimes.

    You get to Canvas through IAM, the thing you log into to go just about anywhere at Dillard. All of you should already be enrolled in the course. 

    Parents, your child should be able to assist you looking at Canvas, they do know how to get into it. Please refer to POWERSCHOOL for grades in Social Studies class, not Canvas (the canvas grade will at times not be accurate).


Phone: 336-694-4941 ext.219


Degrees and Certifications:

BA degrees in History and Asian Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill NCTeach program NCSU

Mr. James Nicks

I have been a teacher for 18 years, and this is my 15 year at Dillard Middle School. I am a North Carolina native.

I attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received degrees in History and Asian Studies, receiving Dean's List honors multiple times.

I have also taught in Japan at Fujiidera High School and Sumiyoshi High School, Osaka prefecture for three years.