Introduction to Literature with Mrs. Gauger
The sophomore Introduction to Literature class just finished reading the classic Macbeth. They read it in a graphic novel format which uses a visual for added understanding. They are following up the novel by viewing a stage version of the play on DVD and writing an essay on the meaning and significance of Macbeth's famous soliloquy "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow." (Check that one out for yourself if you can't remember it. It's in Act V!)
United States History with Mr. Bain
The United States history class has been trying a totally new and refreshing way to look at history. Using the Reading Like a Historian curriculum designed by Ph.D students of history from Stanford University, students investigate historical topics through the documents, newspapers, political cartoons and other sources of the period. A central inquiry question is then asked and the students have to be historical detectives to figure out the best answer, The goal is to promote contextual, close and collaborative thinking skills.