About Me

Phone: 208-855-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

BA History MS Instructional and Performance Technology

Mr. Kurt Dorn


I am a 7th Grade World Civilizations teacher. I have been teaching here at Sawtooth Middle School since it opened up in 2004. I have been teaching World Civ. for that amount of time as well. I have also taught at Lake Hazel Middle School, Lowell Scott Middle School, and Jerome Middle School. I have been teaching for 20 + years.

I am a Bronco, having graduated with a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology. 

In 7th grade, World Civ starts where 6th grade ended. This is what we will be covering this year.

Semester 1                            Semester 2 

Renaissance                            Imperialism

Scientific Revolution                World War I

Age of Explorers                     Years in between the Wars

Age of Enlightenment              World War II

Age of Revolutions                  Cold War

Industrial Revolution


I will be using a variety of methods both in delivery of the information and the assessment of the information. The assignments will be weighted differently depending on the type.  You can access your student’s grades on Powerschool.

Homework/Schoolwork      - 10%

Unit Tests                         - 10%


Assessments                     -  80%


Late and Missing Work Cutoff Dates

1st Quarter - 10/19    

2nd Quarter - 1/11     

3rd Quarter - 3/15

4th Quarter - 5/24              


All assignments, tests, quizzes, and projects may be reworked without penalty.





The Westada School District is using a program called Schoolwires for teacher webpages. You can access this at http://www.westada.org/Dorn.



Here is the 2nd Semester Vocabulary of the Day (VOD).