• We the people  
    I am excited about beginning a new year. This year we will focus on the founding of our democratic institutions from Colonial times to the Industrial Revolution. The year will be fun, exciting, and challenging as you will be learning concepts through critical reading and writing. You will be exploring the documents, people, events and challenges that formed this great nation.  
    The key concepts we will be focusing on are the following: 
    • Change is a force that shapes the world:  past, present and future.  It is universal and inevitable.
    • Time, place, and space are intrinsically linked.
    • Global Interactions are the interconectedness of the world
    • Systems provide structure and order.  They are dynamic and complex.  Everything is connected to a system.