Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in US HistoryMasters of Science in Secondary Education 7-12
Mr. Drew Carpino
Mr.Carpino ( ISS teacher, Global 9/10 SALP period 3, Global 9 Period 6)
VARSITY FOOTBALL ASSISTANT COACH
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
Learning History, Learning Skills
History places particular stress on the development of independent thought and analytical skills, and requires excellent communication skills, namely high levels of literacy and oral presentation. Consequently, students following history courses will be expected to do a great deal of independent work and independent thinking, as well as a good deal of reading and writing. You have to present the results of research both in independent work and in the context of group discussions. The need to come to terms with unfamiliar periods and areas facilitates reflective and adaptable skills, empathy and imaginative insight within critical and methodological constraints. Learning to understand the sixteenth-century Inquisitor or the Chinese peasant in the Cultural Revolution is not only fascinating in itself, but a complex exercise and nurtures multiple skills, not least enabling you to learn to understand unfamiliar cultures and belief systems. These topics are therefore as relevant in terms of skills as the most recent history of your own country. In making your choices you should bear these factors in mind. For those who come convinced that only Twentieth Century History is relevant, think again!