I want to formally introduce myself. My name is William Durant, I am the Social Studies teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I am super excited to start the new school year off. I have expectations this year and wanted to share with you what all the students will be doing.
First off, there is no textbook to lug around or bring home. We will use one periodically but they will stay in the class. Secondly, there will be a lot more writing rather than multiple choice. A lot of the time this will come from collaboration with peers and in class activities. Starting our first week, students will be learning everyday vocabulary such as; Primary Sources, Contextualize, Corroborate, Bias, Artifacts, and Inference. All of these words are what will make your student “Think like a Historian,” which is my greatest expectation of all. Attached to this page, you can find my office hours and our classroom syllabus to start the year off.
Mr. William Durant