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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.
 
The History Classroom
 
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

 

3rd Bell Project Support and Tutoring / 10:50 to 11:35 AM:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85736766181?pwd=eW1tMTcyTVpPVWk1aDZCcWdwNXFBUT09

 
Parent-Teacher Conferences Anytime.
Parents, you are entitled to a parent-teacher conference at any time. Periodically, check-up on your child and ask them what have they been learning during the week.  In social studies, performance skills are important because they enable critical thinking and support student engagement of the content. Please subscribe to my page.
 
Learning From Home.
Parents, it's important our students are up and ready for class daily.  The video below was assigned the first week of school to help students get prepared for virtual learning.  Please review this video with your child and encourage them to be ready EVERY DAY for learning.  Video:Tips on Learning and Working From Home in a Pandemic

 

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.

 

The importance of Learning Targets.

Why are learning targets important? A well-written learning target ensures that the teachers can explicitly teach and model the important performance criteria necessary for learning, provide the appropriate practice opportunities, and assists in monitoring student progress and sharing purposeful and actionable feedback with students.

 

 

 Our Learning Targets

 
Current Week's Learning Targets
The learning targets will also integrate performance tasks required to engage, analyze, interpret, summarize, and predict historical events and outcomes.  
 
8th Grade Unit: Colonization to Independence
1) Explain How to Interpret Sources
2) Interpret and analyze Historical Timelines
3) Construct a response using R.A.C.E.
4) Explain the reasons for the exploration and colonization of North America by Europeans
 
Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* I can interpret a source (Purpose, Main Idea, Point of View, Credibility) 
* I can interpret and analyze a Historical Timeline
* I can construct an answer using R.A.C.E.
* I can cite the economic and religious reasons for the exploration and colonization of North America by Europeans
 
7th Grade Unit: Ancient Greece
1) Explain How to Interpret Sources
2) Interpret and analyze Historical Timelines
3) Construct a response using R.A.C.E.
4) Explain the enduring impact that Ancient Greece had on later civilizations
 
Learning targets not covered will move to the following week until covered
 
Performance Task Expectations
* I can interpret a source (Purpose, Main Idea, Point of View, Credibility) 
* I can interpret and analyze a Historical Timeline
* I can construct an answer using R.A.C.E.
* I can cite examples of Ancient Greece's impact on later civilizations
 
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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.