On Friday and Saturday April 7 and 8, History teachers Tim McCall and Karen Pleasant attended
America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
, a two-day seminar supported by the History Collaborative in Northampton and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive in New York City, with funding from the Library of Congress. The seminar took place at the UMASS Center in Springfield, MA. Tim and Karen had limited knowledge of the Spanish Civil War and this workshop provided a learning opportunity. Fascism was also topical and relevant to the history teachers, as the word has become increasingly part of the lexicon following the 2016 presidential campaign; although many people do not understand what it means. The conference included lectures, document work, practical teaching tips, PowerPoint presentations, and individual work time for participants to create a lesson plan. At the end of the event, Karen enlisted the guest educators to help design the last unit of the year on the Spanish Civil War, for the IB History Year 1 SL class. Tim will be reorganizing his spring-term foreign policy unit to focus on how America’s fear of communism trumped its faith in democracy and self-determination.
by Karen Suchenski
Happy International Women’s Day, happy Women’s History Month all!
It seems ironic that our all girls’ school has our greatest amount of time off in the academic year during the month designated as women’s history month and that we, a global community of girls, women, and men passionately committed to girls education, are never together on March 8, celebrating International Women’s Day .
But I realized we can be. And we can unite with others in empowering women and girls around the world.
International Women's Day
The following was originally delivered to students, faculty and staff at the opening of Stoneleigh-Burnham School's fall Honor Roll Assembly.
Grades 7-12 and PG,
Boarding and Day,
All Girls Education,
In the Classroom,
The Faculty Perspective,