Experiences: U.S. History A as the New York Ratifying Convention

Arts and humanities teacher Colin Williams shares about his history students’ mock debates. What looked like a room full of students last week was in fact a room full of delegates to the New York ratifying convention in Poughkeepsie. The men of New York elected these delegates to decide whether to ratify the new Constitution. At each …

Experiences: Visiting the Presidio Chapel

Colin Williams took his junior history class to Presidio Chapel on Monday. To complement their discussion about The New Deal among other topics, students took time to “read” Victor Arnautoff’s 1935 fresco depicting the Presidio’s founding. Between notes and questions, students delved into historical topics both national and local. Take a look! To view all …