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Intro to E-Learning

Greetings! This blog post is meant as a tentative first step into this new world of e-learning. This week, classes will resume at Harrisburg South Middle School, in a new online format. I wanted to share a quick update to help you (hopefully) wrap your mind around what learning will look like for the next […]

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US History

Unit Introduction: The Discovery of America

We start off the year by looking at what our continent was like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, and at how European colonization started to change the lives of the people who lived here and the people who moved here. Our Big Question for the unit is: How do conflicting ideas change the way […]

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US History

US History Week of 9.24.18: Spain in America

This week, we’ll focus on the impact of Spain’s colonization of America. We’ll trace the routes of the major conquistadors and spend time trying to understand the lingering impact of those explorers. Here’s what our schedule looks like: The following assignments are scheduled to be due or assigned this week. Check this page regularly for updates. […]

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US History Week of 9.17.18: The Age of Exploration

Now that we’ve looked at how the first people got to America, we’re going to zero in on one specific time frame, an era where people in Europe and beyond began to travel far and wide and see what else there was to find — and sell — on the planet. Here’s what our schedule […]