Monday, August 31, 2015

2015-2016 school year

Syllabus for 2015-2016

Welcome to a brand new school year. I look forward to working with you all this year as we examine the history of our world in the medieval period. We will examine such cultures as medieval Europe, China, India, Africa, the Americas, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution. There will be a great emphasis on linking these cultures to the present day. Here at the STEM Academy, we use Project Based Learning in our curriculum. World history students will use a variety of strategies to examine history. These include critical thinking, Socratic Circles, discussions, debates, small projects, and large projects. We will begin the year discussing primary and secondary sources and will progress to document analysis and historical thinking skills such as sourcing, corroboration, and examining of evidence. In this way, we will look at the past with a critical eye, asking questions along the way. Technology will be central to our course of study. Each student will be required to use their Chromebook for research and writing. Many of the assignments will be done completely online using Google Classroom. I hope to make learning history fun and exciting. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time using email @ jduffany@sandwich.k12.ma.us. You can also check the class wiki page at https://mrduffhistoryclass.wikispaces.com/. We also have an 8th grade wiki page located at https://sandwichstemacademy8thgrade.wikispaces.com/. Use these resources to help you navigate 8th grade. See you soon...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Last Assignment of the Year

Find this in your Google Classroom site:

Renaissance Google Classroom Assignment

Use the following sites to help you…

Famous people of the Renaissance
http://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous/renaissance.html
http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance_famous_people.php
Renaissance Artwork
http://www.mrdowling.com/704-art.html
http://historylists.org/art/list-of-10-remarkable-religious-renaissance-paintings.html
http://www.history.com/topics/renaissance-art

Or another site that you trust to find information about a person or work of art from the Renaissance. Report on the following information about that person or work of art:


In a few sentences, what was the Renaissance? Please put in your own words
Find a picture of the person or an image that represents them like a work of art or a painting of them. Copy and paste on this document
Include vital information like dates lived or when created, where lived, and other information that you feel is important.
In a out a paragraph, summarize the accomplishments of this person or work of art (importance) in your own words. Do not copy and paste.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Learning Stations Directions

Here is a link to the Middle Ages Learning Stations Directions:
https://docs.google.com/a/sandwich.k12.ma.us/document/d/1HTAdUqONf6nO_K9nH4CfdO-1UlDpqrClVFS4aAmVqHY/edit?usp=sharing

Here is a link to the Medieval Ages page of my wiki
https://mrduffhistoryclass.wikispaces.com/Europe-Middle+Ages

We will be working on this over the next few weeks during class.
In addition, there will be a Google Classroom assignment due sometime next week.