This past week we spent more time working on our Annotated Bibliographies and then launched into the Columbian Exchange and Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Central Historical Question we evaluated was as follows: How did people experience the Middle Passage? We looked at five different historical documents (primary and secondary sources) and gained a greater understanding of what took place on the ships. We then linked the lesson from the past to the present and slightly changed the central question to read as follows: How are students today experiencing the middle passage of life? Students were able to read responses from students of the last six years and see how they are experiencing this middle passage of life. We also viewed the following video as we prepared to study the Middle Passage.
My name is Captain Danny Horne. I am going into my 12th year of teaching for the 2019-2020 school year. I have a Masters Degree from BYU in Educational Leadership, a Bachelor's from UVU in History/Military Science and I am endorsed to teach Special Education (taught it for 5 years), Gifted & Talented (A.L.L.), Coach, and to be an Administrator in schools. In other words, I am more than qualified to do what I do. I'm close to being done with a second Master's Degree, but have put that on hold as I explore Doctorate programs. I speak Polish, some English, love learning and speaking Spanish with students and I'm learning Italian because ...why not? I am also the Varsity Head Coach for Westlake Lacrosse, which is a great honor! I get to do two of my passions in life outside of being a husband and father: Teaching and Coaching.
The purpose of this blog is to reflect on lessons taught in class and help all of us grow and connect better with people and events in history so that we may be more fully impacted, inspired and empowered.