Our course outlines are provided to parents at the beginning of the school year. They describe the courses a student in the grade will enroll in, what units will be covered, how the assessments will be given, IB aims and objectives, and DCPS standards. Each outline was developed by Deal teachers. In some cases, courses and teams may provide additional information to the students and parents, either online or in paper form, that describe particular grading practices, team expectations, and other important policies. These outlines are revised each year (and on occasion during the school year), so they should be seen as a snapshot of the courses.
September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
History is the ability to look back upon events well after they have transpired and seek to understand them. The enormity of the crimes that were the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States make them, to this day, still difficult to comprehend. We are still living in the events that flow out from that day, confounding our ability to make "historical" the moments when the ground shifted. Like all of you, I remember where I was - it was my first week teaching and I was teaching government. I recall pulling the focus back on whatever the lesson was for that day - we didn't have TVs or the Internet in class so I couldn't really follow up on the little I had heard. I did know, however, that how we responded to the emergency and danger would define us as a people - and my little corner of civics had a place in that definition...[read more]