Category Archives: Place-Based Learning

Real Life and Real Artwork

As we read Brandon Taylor’s “Real Life” and explored the complexities and challenges that Wallace endures, we were inspired to create. Below you will find a culmination of the most important moments from the text in a visual format that … Continue reading

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Want an engaging #CliFi novel that will make you question the world? Well then, read The New Wilderness by Diane Cook!

I absolutely love this book! Diane Cook’s writing style really whisks me away to the future, while also grounding me in the present. She outlines issues that are extremely relevant now and suspends them into the future. She allows the … Continue reading

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Create a Public Service Ad Campaign

This unit on Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller is so important and relevant to modern life in America. So in small groups you will work on a public service campaign. You can create infographics, brochures, advertisement campaigns, etc. Less is … Continue reading

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Our Press Release: The Other Underground Railroad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS & CALENDAR LISTINGS: Click SA.Presentation.4.19.2016 Bill Sullivan, American Studies Teacher, Suffield Academy bsullivan@suffieldacademy.org Title: The Other Underground Railroad A Free Lecture from 7:00-8:00pm on April 19th at Suffield’s Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street. Suffield Academy Students present 18th Century Kidnapping … Continue reading

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Productive and Fun Visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

My American Studies class traveled to Hartford recently and visited the research room at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center as well as the history and genealogy room at the Connecticut State Library. Tracking down leads from the end of our … Continue reading

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Using a Lens of #Placemaking to Learn How to Make a Blog Post

We will continue our conversations about the importance to apprciate the place where we grew and developed; we were celebrating how an awareness of a “sense of place” is vital to our well-being and happiness. Your first post will examine … Continue reading

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My Presentation for the AGS Meeting Today

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The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting

The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting Suffield’s Old Center Cemetery Saturday,  October 18, 2014. 9:30-10am Welcome, coffee, in Tisch Auditorium, which is located in Suffield Academy’s S. Kent Legare Library. 10am-12pm Presentations by Bob Drinkwater, Simon Braune, Al and Betsy … Continue reading

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We’re Skyping with Doug Harwood, the Editor of The Advocate

We are skyping with an expert on the Flora Slave Case, a case we learned while we were cross referencing possible Suffield leads from the UGRR site to our south, the Francis Gillette House. Here are the probate records of … Continue reading

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