Our classes ended a little more than three weeks ago but time has been a whirlwind since then. We had two family graduations in mid-May. Mrs. Nelson graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a MS Ed in Multicultural Studies with an emphasis on Social Justice. Miss Charis Nelson, our government curriculum designer, graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Political Science and minors in Business Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Criminal Justice. She has moved to the DMV area to begin her career as a legislative aid to a U.S. Congressman.
World History I
Not all of our World History I students completed their group project. However, the group that finished their project did an outstanding job expounding on The Influential Alexander the Great. In assessing Alexander’s achievements as a military and political leader and by analyzing why the empire broke up into successor kingdoms, our historians demonstrate that they understand the importance of the individual in history in significant world events. By working together, to create a digital display of their research skills, they learned to break up the task into smaller parts, communicate well with one another, manage time to complete it by the deadline, and have a link that they can share with their family and friends of their work.
MS US History
Our youngest historians in W&W are our Middle School U.S. History students. With very little oversight, they worked together to create a phenomenal group project, creating a Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement. Through their project, they demonstrate the connection between the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on segregation and the significance of the Warren Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education in advancing civil rights. They were able to explain the resistance to civil rights in the South between 1954 and 1965 through events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott initiated by Mrs. Rosa Parks and others, and the fight against school integration with the Little Rock Nine. They highlighted the role of Dr. Martin Luther King and the impact of his assassination on the movement. I am so proud of them!
2022-2023 School Year
We are so excited for the new school year to begin! While we are on break, we will be working hard to make sure our returning and new students have the best experiences combining both history education and increasing in the usage of educational technology.