Category Archives: #Placemaking

Community Happens! What’s Your Take-away?

English teachers often challenge students to invest time and thought into their essays. We make handouts, write notes in the margin of essays, give pep talks, and repeatedly suggest to students the need to reflect on one’s thesis. One of … 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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Local History Mystery for 2016-17 #PBL Quest

What Happened in Your Town During The Pivotal Year of 1774? Freedom, Slavery, and the Complexities of 1774 In response to the Boston Tea Party (1773), Parliament drafted the the Coercive Acts in 1774, and residents throughout the thirteen colonies … 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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Excited to Share My #PBL Experience at #NENTS15

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My Hometown

Puerto Rico/ The Bronx My hometown/ childhood neighborhood helped define some aspects of my personality in a few different ways. Being raised in a Spanish speaking country and moving to an English speaking country thought me to adapt to change. … Continue reading

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My Hometown: Seoul, Korea

Seoul has a long history that it had many names: Wirre, Hansan, Namguong, Hangyang. In ancient days, people got many benefits from the region because there is a river on the middle of the region, so the ground was fertile enough for agriculture. … Continue reading

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Ljubljana, One of the Finest Cities

It was around 2000 B.C. when the first couple of houses were built on the territory of today’s city and capital, Ljubljana. The first people living in this place were the lake-dwelling people, and it was so for quite some … Continue reading

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Hometown

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