I am a Social Studies teacher to seventh and eighth-grade students at a K-8 magnet-themed school for the New Haven Public School District located in New Haven, Connecticut. My school has a population of more than 700 students. The majority of the students live in urban and neighborhood communities, with some suburban students from surrounding towns. My background is in instruction with the greater part of my years as a language arts teacher and work experiences in curriculum and instruction and journalism.
During this unit, students will explore connections between United States history and Caribbean history. We will identify and analyze the commonalities and or direct ties of the two that took place during the 1600s–1900s.