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Hello Parents! My name is Darryl Shirley and I am the 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher here at the Phoenix.  Class links and access codes are in the red box to the lower right.  Classroom zoom links are also listed below.
 
Weekly Class Schedule - click link below the red box to the right for the remote schedule.
 
 
Class Meeting Zoom Links:
 
World History Class 7A Zoom Link / 9:00 to 9:55 AM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87496214142?pwd=L2UzaU5WRWd1ZGxMY3VzbkNRYlJlUT09
 
World History Class 7B Zoom Link / 10:05 to 10:50AM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81995631490?pwd=VWV1RG9JcjZNcWMyRTNtZk5mZDgrdz09
 
American History Class 8A Link / 12:35 to 1:20 PM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81331246785?pwd=b0NCd3YvbEE2Ui80UTVEZTkvUnVEUT09
 
American History Class 8B Link / 1:30 to 2:15 PM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82741077597?pwd=Q1dnVEpRK1lCbjVnNjhULzkya2w5UT09
 
Student Conference and After School Tutoring Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3971395745?pwd=T05rb3EvL2RSbElrZFJGZDN1bnh3Zz09

 

Background.

I received my Masters in Teaching in 2016 from Miami University after serving in the U.S. Army. My military experience allowed me to have a front row seat to global events giving me a unique perspective and greater awareness and understanding of how events over the last 10-20 years are relevant to the lives of our students today.  I have served in Europe, the Far East, Middle East, Caribbean, and South America. I am originally from Metropolitan Detroit and a public high school graduate. I have two grown children, a son serving in the U.S Air Force, and a daughter who is a teacher.  We Live Out History Every Day!

 

My passion is teaching and studying history. History is important because it allows us to understand our past, which in turn allows us to make sense out of our present. The past created the present.  However, we can influence the present and control our future by learning the lessons of the past to build a brighter future. Studying history provides insight into our culture and our origins so we can learn who we are in order to create opportunities that will benefit us and our fellow man.

 

Feel free to contact me by email: dshirley@phoenixclc.

 

Current Week's Learning Targets
7th and 8th Initial Unit: Historical Thinking Skills 
The learning targets below consist of basic knowledge and performance tasks required to engage, analyze, interpret, and predict historical events and outcomes.  
1) Contrast Primary and Secondary Sources
2) Explain Perspective (Point of View)
3) Contrast Between Fact and Opinion
3) Explain How to Interpret Sources
5) Explain Bias
4) Interpret Basic Map Features and Data
 
Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* I Can contrast Primary sources from Secondary Sources
* I Can describe and explain events through the perspectives of those living at the time. 
* I Can explain what a fact is
* I Can explain what an opinion is
* I Can explain what Bias means
* I Can interpret a source (Purpose, Main Idea, Point of View, Credibility)
* I Can interpret information on a map
 
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Hello Parents! My name is Darryl Shirley and I am the 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher here at the Phoenix.



Background.

I received my Masters in Teaching in 2016 from Miami University after serving in the U.S. Army. My military experience allowed me to have a front row seat to global events giving me a unique perspective and greater awareness and understanding of how events over the last 10-20 years are relevant to the lives of our students today. I have served in Europe, the Far East, Middle East, Caribbean, and South America. I am originally from Metropolitan Detroit and a public high school graduate. I have two grown children, a son serving in the U.S Air Force, and a daughter who is a teacher.



My passion is teaching and studying history. History is important because it allows us to understand our past, which in turn allows us to make sense out of our present. The past created the present. However, we can influence the present and control our future by learning the lessons of the past to build a brighter future. Studying history provides insight into our culture and our origins so we can learn who we are in order to create opportunities that will benefit us and our fellow man.

You can email me at: dshirley@phoenixclc.org.