With the uncertainty of the times, a major undercurrent of this class will be to present an opportunity to learn no matter the location/context (school/home). The beauty of this class, is the flexibility; the Summit platform is built to operate independently, with a focus on setting goals, and choosing what you do on a daily basis (for the most part) as a practice. This is what makes it the ideal plan moving forward, and this lends itself to an individualized learning path that reflects your strengths and challenges, despite the crazy times.
The year-long course could be broken down into connected parts and themes that strive to embrace the history of the United States from the late 19th to the early 21rst century, using curriculum established by the Massachusetts (DOE) state standards, which includes specific expectations and strategies. (along with collaboration with the BHS Social Studies department). Overall, if there is one thing to remember, it is basically this...what we do has two basic overreaching umbrellas-Project (Summative-two this year-PBL) and Content (Formative-late 19th-early 21rst century)
- Teacher: Andrew Morency