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历史

在艾玛, history courses transcend disciplines by offering introductions to arts studies, 社会科学, and cross-disciplinary scholarship.

The 历史 Department stresses observation and interpretation of primary sources and data; critical engagement with scholarship; 研究 and 写作; and seminar 讨论 of ideas. We also provide opportunities for students to draw on our own extensive school archives, to visit historic sites in the Capital District, and to work with local public historians, 博物馆工作人员, 档案工作人员, and others as they explore the past. 

All our students complete a three-year core history sequence built upon the school’s academic pillars of intellectual flexibility, 宗旨及团体, 公平和正义. This sequence is designed to offer students a progression of reading, 讨论, 写作, 研究, and critical analysis skills; students in all levels regularly practice historical thinking by focusing on sourcing, 确证, 语境化, 细读. Threaded through this sequence is a set of special 历史 Seminar lessons created to foreground how historical thinking skills can help us connect across differences, 建立同理心, honor one another’s point of view, and contemplate essential questions such as “What is justice?” and “What defines 公民身份?”

In their first two years at Emma Willard, students engage with global history through a program that celebrates the diversity of the world’s cultures by encouraging deep study of individual regions as well as cross-cultural comparisons. Ninth graders take Classical Mediterranean 历史 in the fall semester and then a global history elective (African 历史, 东亚历史, or Indian 历史) in the spring semester. Tenth graders then enroll in a second world history elective (European 历史, 拉丁美洲历史, or Middle Eastern 历史) in the fall semester before completing the global history requirements with Contemporary World 历史 in the spring semester. 

After completing this global history sequence, eleventh graders have the choice of taking United States 历史, 高级研究 United States 历史, or United States 历史: 从实践经验中学习 Through Site 访问s. All three courses explore the most significant and recurrent themes of American history, paying particular attention to the evolving and highly contested notions of liberty, 民主, 公民身份, 与平等.

Beyond their graduation requirements, students can choose to continue their study of history or branch out into related disciplines through an extensive elective program that includes 高级研究 courses and an array of classes designed around our teachers’ personal passions.

US 历史 Class in front of Emma Hart Willard Statue

A group of US 历史 students recently took a Gilded Age walking tour of Troy led by Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County’s historian and the interim executive director of the Hart Cluett Museum.

历史项目

Led by 历史老师s 约翰·莱利, Isabell盾牌, 艾米丽·斯奈德, ninth grade students in Classical Mediterranean 历史 recently completed team projects to assess whether a geographic region on another planet would be a good location to reestablish human civilization.

 

Download our course catalog for more details and graduation requirements.

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历史教师

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画的征税

历史 Department Chair, 历史老师, Head Varsity Soccer Coach
约翰球

约翰球

科学 and 历史老师, Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach
卡罗尔Bendall

卡罗尔Bendall

历史老师
玛格丽特·科廷

玛格丽特·科廷

历史老师
凯蒂Duglin

凯蒂Duglin

历史老师
约翰·莱利

约翰·莱利

历史老师, Assistant Varsity Indoor Track and Field Coach
Isabell盾牌

Isabell盾牌

历史老师
艾米丽·斯奈德

艾米丽·斯奈德

历史老师