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    Name: Mr. Major
    School Year: 2020-2021
    Subjects Taught: 7th & 8th Grade US History, Math Skills, Social Emotional Learning
    Email Address: bmajor@is234.org

     
    2020-2021 School Year Schedule:
     
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    Schedule Breakdown:

    Day 1:

    Day 1, Period 1 - D09

    08:15-08:30 am Synchronous- Live Online     /     08:30-09:02 am Asynchronous- Independent Work Online

    Day 1, Period 3 - C12-C17

    09:49-10:04 am Synchronous- Live Online     /     10:04-10:36 am Asynchronous- Independent Work Online

    Day 1, Period 6 - C12-C17

    12:10-12:25 pm Synchronous- Live Online     /     12:25-12:57 pm Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

    Day 1, Period 7 - D09

    12:57-01:12 pm Synchronous- Live Online     /     01:12-01:45 pm Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

     

    Day 2:

    Day 2, Period 2 - D09

    09:02-09:17 am Synchronous- Live Online     /     09:17-09:49 am Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

    Day 2, Period 3 - C12-C17

    09:49-10:04 am Synchronous- Live Online     /     10:04-10:36 am Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

    Day 2, Period 5 - C12-17

    11:23-11:38 am Synchronous- Live Online     /     11:38-12:10 pm Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

    Day 2, Period 6 - C12-C17

    12:10-12:25 pm Synchronous- Live Online     /     12:25-12:57 pm Asynchronous- Independent Work Online 

    Day 2, Period 7 - C12-C17

    12:57-01:45 pm Synchronous- Live Online     

     

    Day 5:

    Day 5, Period 6 - D26

    12:10-12:57 pm Synchronous- Live Online



    Day 6:

    Day 6, Period 6 - D26

    12:10-12:57 pm Synchronous- Live Online 

     

    Course Descriptions:

    For 7th Grade Blended Learning Students in classes B00, B01, B02, B03, B04:
    This is probably your first year of learning United States History in any in-depth situation - which is not to take anything away from any of your previous teachers.  The first year of US History focuses on the creation of our nation and the growing pains the nation encountered along the way, all the way up to the Civil War and Reconstruction.  As scheduling stands now, you have three History teachers this year (myself, Ms. Frederick, and Mr. Vojka), and I am the only one of the three of us who meets with you solely in a classroom.  I am looking forward to a great year as we journey on the path to informed scholars of US History.
     
    For 7th Grade fully Remote students in class D09:
    I will be facilitaing your continued learning in Math through the Skills class periods - we meet periods 1 and 7 on Day 1 of our cycles, and Period 2 of Day 2.  As I am also a licensed Math teacher, we will be increasing your skills and aptitudes in Math in ways that will hopefully help you succeed in all of your endeavours in math.  We will be meeting LIVE through Google Meet for the first 15 of each class period (exact times posted above) and will proceed from there.  
     
    For 8th Grade Blended Learning Students in classes C10 and C11:
    Together, we will be discussing and exploring US History from Reconstruction to modern times.  My goal for this year, to be honest, is to set you on the path to being an informed and participating member of American society - which is to say that you will hopefully be knowledgable enough to understand and join in movements that will shape our country moving forward.  As scheduling stands now, you have three History teachers this year (myself, Ms. Frederick, and Ms. Roth), and I am the only one of the three of us who meets with you solely in a classroom.  I am looking forward to a great year as we journey on the path to informed scholars of US History.
     
    For 8th Grade Blended Learning Students in classes C12 and C13:
    Together, we will be discussing and exploring US History from Reconstruction to modern times.  My goal for this year, to be honest, is to set you on the path to being an informed and participating member of American society - which is to say that you will hopefully be knowledgable enough to understand and join in movements that will shape our country moving forward.  As scheduling stands now, you have two history teachers (myself and Ms. Palmeri), but for the lion's share of your instruction, you will be with me.  When we meet remotely (on days 1 and 2 of the cycle), we will be meeting LIVE through Google Meet for the first 15 minutes of each class period (exact times posted above) and will proceed from there. 
     
    For 8th Grade Blended Learning Students in classes C15, C16, and C17
    Together, we will be discussing and exploring US History from Reconstruction to modern times.  My goal for this year, to be honest, is to set you on the path to being an informed and participating member of American society - which is to say that you will hopefully be knowledgable enough to understand and join in movements that will shape our country moving forward.  As scheduling stands now, you have three history teachers (myself, Ms. Bubeck and Ms. Palmeri), but for 5 periods of US History and 1 period of Social-Emotional Learning, you will be with me.  When we meet remotely (on days 1 and 2 of the cycle), we will be meeting LIVE through Google Meet for the first 15 minutes of each class period (exact times posted above) and will proceed from there. 
     
    For 8th Grade fully Remote students in class D26:
    I will be facilitaing your navigation through the trials and tribulations of 8th grade through two periods of Social-Emotional Learning on days 5 and 6 of our cycle. What that entails, we will discover together.  As it stands right now, we will be meeting LIVE through Google Meet for the full length of each class period (exact times posted above) and will proceed from there.